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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment: EEA Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many EEA nationals have been denied a job in the public sector in each of the last five years on the grounds that the UK has invoked the employment in the public service derogation provided for by Article 45(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Some sensitive posts in the Civil Service are designated as being reserved for UK nationals only. This is explained in the Civil Service Nationality Rules.</p><p>In practice, an EEA or third country national who applies for a reserved post in the Civil Service will be sifted out at an early stage, as it would not be lawful to employ him or her. Therefore, there is no record of this information.</p><p>Aside from this, most other public bodies do not generally rely on the derogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:54:48.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:54:48.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which detecting incidents of the same person voting more than once in the same election from different addresses will (1) require the creation of a national database based on collating the local electoral registers as maintained by each Electoral Registration Officer, (2) compilation of the marked registers from each election in electronic format, and (3) enabling such information to be used by those investigating such allegations more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1030 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753343
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the form of identification accompanying a postal vote should be amended to also require signed confirmation (1) that the ballot paper has been completed only by the person entitled to do so, (2) that this has been done, together with the sealing of the ballot paper in the envelope provided, in conditions of privacy, and (3) that the envelope was returned directly by that person to a Post Box, the Electoral Registration Officer/Returning Officer, or to a polling station on polling day, save only for those people requiring assistance from someone such as a carer, and as is necessary on the grounds of disability more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are already measures in place designed to safeguard the security of postal voting, including the use of personal identifiers by postal voters. Sir Eric Pickles’ review of electoral fraud, published in 2016, considered postal voting and identified a number of areas in which the existing rules around postal voting could be tightened. The Government responded to the review, addressing each of its recommendations in turn, and setting out a number of measures for tackling the risk of fraud.</p><p>The Government is continuing to consider how to improve the integrity of postal voting and electoral processes in general, and will keep these matters under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753342
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the prevention of multiple voting in the same election by the same person using different addresses may require a change to the electoral registration process such that an individual may only be included on a particular register for a general election, regional assembly or referendum from somewhere other than their sole address, if that individual has been resident at that alternative address on most days in the preceding year more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1030 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1029 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753937
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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
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star this property hansard heading Iraq Committee of Inquiry more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from the duration and cost of the Chilcot Inquiry. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL1083 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A number of lessons about inquiry processes were learned from the Iraq Inquiry, and government has absorbed these so that future inquiries can benefit from the experience. Government has received the report of Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Iraq Inquiry, and will be responding in due course, setting out the lessons learned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:56:33.7Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:56:33.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
755105
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Social Mobility 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 Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to measure the progress of the UK's development other than by the measurement of GDP per capita, as set out in the Social Progress Imperative report, Social Progress Index 2017; and what assessment they have made of the UK's ranking in that report. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL1113 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply and will place a copy of their letter in the house library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:50:40.5Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:50:40.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property file name HL1113 Final (2) (1).pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA Response more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
755176
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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
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star this property hansard heading Constituencies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide for simultaneous implementation of all four Boundary Commissions’ reports as set out in the Parliamentary Voting Systems and Constituencies Act 2011; and what assessment they have made of the case for providing for the report of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland to be treated differently to those of the Boundary Commissions for England, Scotland and Wales. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1184 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government's manifesto re-affirms the commitment to deliver equal and updated boundaries.</p><p>The current boundary review is proceeding in accordance with legislation passed in the 2010-15 Parliament under which the four Boundary Commissions are required to submit their final reports in September 2018. The Government will lay the report, once received, of each Boundary Commission before Parliament, and if the recommendations of the Boundary Commissions are approved by Parliament they will all take effect at the next General Election.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T14:33:39.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T14:33:39.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753340
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 26 October (HL2496) and 8 November 2016 (HL2803), what progress they have made in creating an online electoral registration checking tool to assist people seeking to know whether or not they are already registered, and to reduce the number of duplicate registrations. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to create an online electoral registration checking tool. Registers are held locally rather than centrally. There would be major technical, security and privacy issues around consolidating the registers to allow a live registration check, especially given that a checking tool would require an elector to prove their identity in the course of making an application. The investment costs required to overcome these barriers would significantly outweigh the cost of processing duplicates.</p><p>The Government nevertheless recognises that duplicate registrations represent a burden to administrators and that this may be the case in particular at the time of major elections. We are currently examining evidence collected during the recent general election to understand the scale of this issue and to identify more practicable solutions than a checking tool. For example, there may be the potential for improvements to the online journey to reduce duplicates. It may also be possible to exploit electoral management software systems to improve duplicate processing. The Government is taking forward this work with the Association of Electoral Administrators, the Scottish Assessors Association and the Electoral Commission.</p><p>At the same time, it is clear that online registration has led to a boost in registration levels. Compared to other means of increasing registration, such as the issuing of Household Notification Letters in advance of polls, online registration is highly cost efficient, even accounting for duplicate applications.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Z
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Young of Cookham on 11 July (HLWS37), what steps they have taken to seek explanations from Ministers and Agency Chief Executives in (1) the Department for Communities and Local Government, (2) the Department for Education, (3) the Home Office, (4) HM Revenue and Customs, and (5) Ofwat, in the light of the Minister's response that they have failed to answer one third of the correspondence within the target set for replies. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government takes seriously its responsibilities for providing timely replies to correspondence from MPs and Peers. The Departments in question are committed to improving their performance on replying to correspondence from MPs and Peers and have plans in place to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:56:14.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:56:14.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the instruction included on the 2016 London Mayoral election that voters should “Vote once [x] in column A for your first choice, and Vote once [x] in column B for your second choice”, whether they instructed the returning officers for (1) that election, and (2) other mayoral elections, to make it clear to voters that they must vote both for a first choice and for a second choice candidate; if so, on what basis that instruction was given; and whether they intend to review their instructions for future mayoral elections. more like this
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Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government did not issue instructions to Returning Officers for the May 2016 London Mayoral and other mayoral elections to inform voters they must vote for a first choice and second choice candidate. The instruction on the ballot paper reflects how the supplementary vote works but it is for the voter to decide who they wish to vote for and whether they want to vote for one, two or any candidates. The Government is happy to consider any additional information on how to complete a ballot paper for polls using the supplementary vote system but, as was said in our manifesto, we are keen to move to the First Past the Post system for such polls which we think will be clearer and easier for electors to use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this