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1167882
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star this property date less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading General Election 2019: Costs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to the public purse of the General Election on 12 December. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The full cost of the election will not be known until after the poll, once all expenses claims have been received and settled and Royal Mail invoices paid.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T17:02:32.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:02:32.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1167258
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading General Elections: Subversion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken since the 2017 General Election to prevent (1) Russian, (2) Chinese, and (3) United States, interference in future UK general elections. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
star this property uin HL526 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the integrity of our electoral processes extremely seriously and we are working across Government to strengthen our electoral system and defend it from interference. There is no evidence of successful foreign interventions in our elections.</p><p>In July 2019, the Cabinet Office announced the creation of the Defending Democracy programme, which has been set up to pull together existing work and expertise in this area from right across Government.</p><p>The Defending Democracy programme has been set up by the Government in order to protect and secure UK democratic processes, systems and institutions from interference including from cyber, personnel and physical threats; to strengthen the integrity of UK elections; to encourage respect for open, fair and safe democratic participation; and to promote fact-based and open discourse, including online.</p><p>The Cabinet Office has announced a range of measures to better safeguard UK elections by cracking down on intimidation, interference and disinformation. This includes commitments to launch a consultation on electoral integrity and implement a digital imprints regime for online election material.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T13:06:11.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:06:11.743Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
1156317
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading General Elections: Disinformation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are planning to take to prevent fake advertisements and fake news funded from unknown sources seeking to undermine parliamentary elections. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL401 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the integrity of our electoral processes extremely seriously and we are working across Government to strengthen our electoral system and defend it from interference. In July 2019, the Cabinet Office announced the creation of the Defending Democracy programme, which has been set up to pull together existing work and expertise in this area from right across Government.</p><p>The Defending Democracy programme has been set up by the Government in order to protect and secure UK democratic processes, systems and institutions from interference including from cyber, personnel and physical threats; to strengthen the integrity of UK elections; to encourage respect for open, fair and safe democratic participation; and to promote fact-based and open discourse, including online.</p><p>On 5th May 2019 the Cabinet Office also announced a range of measures to better safeguard UK elections by cracking down on intimidation, malign influence, interference and disinformation. This included commitments to launch a consultation on electoral integrity and implement a digital imprints regime for online election material.</p><p>The Government has built relationships with social media companies and will continue to have regular and robust dialogue with them on how to limit the spread of disinformation and other kinds of propaganda designed to serve political interests. Social media platforms have taken action to protect the integrity and security of the elections. They are providing online safety and security guidance to parties and candidates and are improving transparency of political advertising on their platforms and processes for removal of fake accounts. While we welcome these measures, there is clearly much more to be done to tackle these issues and other online harms.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T13:02:51.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:02:51.153Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1167244
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Policy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements, if any, there are to take people's lived experience into account when developing policy. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/776403/Policy_Profession_Standards_JAN19.pdf" target="_blank">Civil Service Professional Development Framework for Policy Professionals</a> describes the skills and knowledge required by policy professionals in bringing together the evidence base to advise decision makers.</p><p>There are three broad themes: 'Analysis and the Use of Evidence', “Politics and Democracy” and “Policy Delivery”. Section 3.5 (Page 18) highlights the importance of ‘User Centred Design’ in policy, “developing policy with the impact of end users at the forefront of thinking.”</p><p>We continue to build the capability of the policy professionals advising decision makers across government – through teams such as Policy Lab, who support many projects across government on user centred design in policy development.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T13:01:50.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:01:50.053Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1151999
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Harassment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect ministers from abuse and intimidation when leaving the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL343 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government deplores the inexcusable intimidation and abuse of ministers and MPs in public life; nobody should have to suffer abuse and intimidation simply for doing their job.</p><p>It is a wide-ranging and complex issue to tackle - it cannot be achieved through one action alone and the Government is working with the police, political parties, Parliament’s security teams, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), the electoral community, civil society groups and other organisations.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-11-04T12:18:36.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T12:18:36.157Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1150746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the judgment by the High Court in May which ruled that the current method used in elections to make ballot papers accessible for blind and partially sighted voters was unlawful, what plans they have to reform that method. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work with the Cabinet Office chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group to make an informed assessment of the most suitable options to take forward. Work has been undertaken to revise guidance to electoral administrators and, with input from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), to research technical solutions which will be further discussed at a dedicated sub-group. Officials are also due to hold a meeting specifically on this topic with the RNIB shortly.</p><p>The proposals announced as part of the package around the Queen’s Speech, will bring forward measures that respond to issues raised in the Government’s response to the 2018 Call for Evidence on Access to Elections. This will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities, including sight loss, in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-10-30T12:22:20.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T12:22:20.69Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150745
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that their proposals to "protect the integrity of the electoral system" include provisions to ensure people with conditions such as sight loss are able to vote. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced in conjunction with the Queen’s Speech that it intends to bring forward a package of measures that respond to issues raised in the Government’s response to the 2018 Call for Evidence on Access to Elections. These will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities, including people with sight loss, in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-10-30T12:21:35.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T12:21:35.707Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1149778
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Orders in Council have been made which give authority to special advisers to instruct civil servants. more like this
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Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property uin HL71 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government can confirm no such orders have been made. In accordance with the Special Adviser Code of Conduct, special advisers must not exercise any power in relation to the management of any part of the Civil Service, except in relation to another special adviser.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-10-23T11:10:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T11:10:35.697Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
1139578
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Submarines: Anniversaries more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministers attended the commemoration of 50 years of Continuous At Sea Deterrence held at HM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane) on Friday 5 July. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL17225 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>No Ministers attended the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Continuous at Sea Deterrent held at HM Naval Base Clyde on 5 July. This event, held at the home of the deterrent, was designed to focus on the families and personnel of the deterrent enterprise. The principal national commemorative event took place on 3 May in Westminster Abbey and was attended by the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, the then Secretary of State for Defence, and the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, the then Secretary of State for International Trade. I also had the pleasure of attending.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T13:46:01.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T13:46:01.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
1140648
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the overall cohesion and effectiveness of NATO of the decision by the government of the United States, announced by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment on 17 July, to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL17331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are disappointed that Turkey has chosen to acquire the Russian S-400 air defence system. We will continue to discuss our concerns with Turkey as a valued NATO Ally and we remain committed to our strategic partnership. Our officials are in on going discussions with the F-35 Joint Programme Office and F-35 partners on the impact of Turkey's suspension from the F-35 programme.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T13:13:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T13:13:19.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this