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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward proposals to allow people to register for a postal vote online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 9560 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made a manifesto commitment to reform the postal vote system, as part of continued work to ensure that our electoral systems are the most secure in the world. Any decision of allowing applications to be made online will be part of that consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-09-15T13:54:04.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T13:54:04.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
759613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an attestation arrangement for postal vote applications requiring a signature waiver. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10236 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Sir Eric Pickles’ review of Electoral Fraud, published in August 2016, recommended<br>introducing an attestation requirement for postal vote applications requiring a signature<br>waiver</p><p>The Government supports this recommendation and will be seeking to consider, in<br>conjunction with the Association of Electoral Administrators and the Electoral Commission,<br>how this might be implemented in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-10-18T14:52:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:52:30.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will assess the merits of introducing a process to cancel a postal ballot paper issued to an elector who is subsequently deleted from the electoral register during an election period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 105247 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Electoral law is clear that a person must be included in the register of electors for a<br>poll in order to be entitled to vote at that poll. The Government recognises that it is<br>possible for postal ballot papers to be issued to a postal voter who may subsequently<br>be removed from the register to be used at the poll. We will look to review the current<br>provisions on the cancellation of postal ballot papers to see whether improvements<br>can be made to the law in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-10-19T11:00:01.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T11:00:01.96Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many voters in the (a) 2016 EU referendum and (b) 2017 UK General Election voted (i) at a polling station, (ii) by post and (iii) by proxy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 108582 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission publishes data on voting at elections and referendums on its website. The information can be found at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/our work/our-research/electoral- data/electoral-data- new</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-10-24T16:00:47.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:00:47.823Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4621
unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
780381
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 9559, on electronic voting, whether he plans to trial postal votes only for parish or town council elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 110447 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no intention of mandating postal votes for local and parish council elections. It is the Government’s position that electors should have the choice between voting in person, by proxy or through a postal vote.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Furthermore, mandating postal voting in any poll would require all electors to provide ‘postal vote identifiers’ (e.g. signature and date of birth as are used now) to support voters securely casting a postal ballot. The Government is concerned that this would suppress turnout, and that mandating postal voting for a particular type of poll would ultimately prejudice some electors by making it harder for them to vote.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-11-30T11:18:10.507Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T11:18:10.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the handling of postal ballots by campaigners for political parties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 112480 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The review by Sir Eric Pickles into electoral fraud considered postal voting and identified a number of areas in which the existing rules around postal voting at elections could be tightened.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Following this, the Government will look for opportunities to introduce measures that will prohibit party campaigners from handling postal votes, and apply a limit to the number of postal ballots that any one individual can hand in at a polling station. Our intention would be for the provisions to be backed up by a new offence, and will make a significant contribution to enhancing the security of postal voting.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T16:05:44.727Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:05:44.727Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
731782
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide funding to local authorities to use rapid international postal services to send postal ballot packs to overseas electors, in particular where an election occurs unexpectedly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 685 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to establish polling stations in other countries in the foreseeable future. However, the Government previously took action to make postal voting a more feasible option for overseas voters by lengthening the electoral timetable and removing the restriction on issuing postal votes ahead of the postal vote application deadline. Overseas voters can also appoint a proxy voter in the United Kingdom on their behalf. Introducing the use of embassies or consulates as polling stations would raise logistical and security issues in delivering, returning and counting ballot papers from embassies.</p><p><strong><br></strong>Rapid international postal services are not used to send postal ballot packs to overseas electors in order to keep the cost to the public purse reasonable when administering national elections. We will assess the balance between cost-effectiveness, and the importance of ensuring that overseas voters are able to engage in the democratic process, further in advance of future elections.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN 579 more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T15:56:42.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T15:56:42.807Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions there have been for electoral fraud relating to postal votes in each of the last five years; and to which parliamentary constituencies such prosecutions related. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 655 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to creating a secure and clear democracy that works for all. We published our response to the Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles’ report on electoral fraud in December 2016 setting out the Government’s approach to tackling the recommendations Sir Eric made.</p><p>The Electoral Commission publishes annual analysis of electoral fraud on their website. (http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/electoral-fraud/data-and-analysis?)</p><p>Further information on electoral fraud is available in the reports.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-06-27T12:35:00.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T12:35:00.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Reform more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reform postal voting to protect against voter fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 63547 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. The Government’s response to Sir Eric Pickles’ review, <em>Securing the ballot</em>, sets out a comprehensive programme of reform for strengthening our electoral system. Sir Eric’s review identified a number of areas where the system could be tightened, and the Government’s response sets out a number of measures for tackling postal voting fraud.</p><p>For example, the Government intends to seek legislative opportunities to extend the provisions on ballot secrecy, and the offences already in place for voting in person, to postal voting. We will also carefully consider the practical implications of introducing a ban on the handling of postal ballot papers by campaigners. These and other measures outlined in the Government’s response are an important part of ensuring that we can build a democracy that works for everyone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2017-02-20T10:41:59.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T10:41:59.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Adult Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the conclusions of his Department's consultation, Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 208913 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
star this property answer text <p>The Review of Post-18 Education and Funding is being informed by independent advice from an expert panel, chaired by Philip Augar.</p><p> </p><p>The panel have undertaken an extensive programme of stakeholder engagement and evidence gathering. They will report in 2019 before government concludes the overall review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-01-18T14:32:14.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T14:32:14.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this