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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide assistance to students paying over six per cent in interest on their tuition fees and maintenance loans. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL10106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The system of variable interest rates based on income is progressive, and ensures that higher earners make a fair contribution to the sustainability of the higher education system.</p><p> </p><p>Student loan interest rates vary with income. Only borrowers earning over £45,000 and those in study pay the maximum interest rate of 6.3% and many will be charged less than this. The system of variable interest rates help ensure that the highest earners make a higher total contribution than those on lower incomes.</p><p> </p><p>Reducing interest rates would benefit high earners only. That is why the government has increased the repayment threshold from tax year 2018-19 and will increase the repayment threshold again in April 2019, reducing monthly repayments for all borrowers earning above £25,000.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that it is right that students should contribute to the cost of their higher education and that this contribution should be linked to their income. This means that those who have benefited the most from their education repay their fair share.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T14:38:53.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T14:38:53.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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 under what circumstances employers are legally allowed to pay workers less than the national minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL231 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no circumstances where if a worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage that an employer can pay less than the National Minimum Wage. However, under the legislation certain types of workers are not entitled to the minimum wage. These are:</p><p> </p><ul><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/selfemployed" target="_blank">self-employed people</a> running their own business</li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/director" target="_blank">company directors</a></li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteers</a> or voluntary workers</li><li>workers on a government employment programme, eg the Work Programme</li><li>family members of the employer living in the employer's home</li><li>non-family members living in the employer's home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren't charged for meals or accommodation (eg au pairs)</li><li>workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)</li><li>higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year</li><li>workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes</li><li>people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius</li><li>people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks</li><li>members of the armed forces</li><li>share fishermen</li><li>prisoners</li><li>people living and working in a religious community</li></ul><p> </p><p>Additionally, people carrying out work experience and internships will not get the minimum wage if they are:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a student doing work experience as part of a higher or further education course</li><li>of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school" target="_blank">compulsory school age</a></li><li>a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteer</a> or doing voluntary work</li><li>on a government or European programme</li><li>work shadowing</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employers and workers with queries about the application of the National Minimum Wage can access free and confidential advice through the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
unstar 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 plans they have to transport food supplies by air into the town of Madaya in Syria to alleviate severe food shortages. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL4860 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 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has pledged over £1.1 billion in response to the crisis in Syria and the region, making us the second largest bilateral donor after the US. By the end of June 2015, UK support inside Syria and in the surrounding region had, for example, delivered almost 20 million food rations that feed one person for a month; over 2.5 million medical consultations; and relief items for 4.6 million people. The UK co-sponsored and lobbied hard for the passage of UN Security Council Resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258 which call on the parties to allow rapid, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian aid to besieged and hard to reach places.</p><p>The UK will consider any option compliant with international law that might save lives in Syria. We rule nothing out. However, the use of air drops is high risk and should only be considered as a last resort when all other means have failed. Attempting air drops without the consent of the parties to the conflict may risk undermining negotiations on humanitarian access to the 4.5 million people in hard to reach areas across Syria. Even in uncontested space air drops poise significant challenges. There is a requirement to identify clear drop zones, ensure safe access for the intended recipients and to co-ordinate with authorities on the ground. Instead, the UN, the Red Cross Movement and NGO partners are best placed to deliver aid to vulnerable people in besieged and hard to reach areas.</p><p>The most effective way to provide assistance to people who are starving is for all parties to adhere to international humanitarian law and to provide sustained, permanent and safe humanitarian access to humanitarian agencies.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2016-01-25T17:52:04.633Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T17:52:04.633Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees 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 support they give to voluntary organisations engaged in the refugee crisis. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL4864 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has pledged over £1.1 billion to date to help alleviate the Syria Crisis, our largest ever humanitarian response. The UK is supporting a range of implementing partners working in Syria and neighbouring countries, including United Nations agencies, international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), the Red Cross/Crescent and other international organisations.</p><p>In relation to the Mediterranean migration crisis, the UK is supporting host government capacity and organisations such as the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF), the International Organisation for Migration, and NGOs to provide basic care, assistance, protection, and informationto vulnerable people.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2016-01-25T17:56:24.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T17:56:24.917Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
unstar 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 whether they will consider using airdrops to carry food to relieve the hunger of Syrian communities. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL4865 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has pledged over £1.1 billion in response to the crisis in Syria and the region, making us the second largest bilateral donor after the US. By the end of June 2015, UK support inside Syria and in the surrounding region had, for example, delivered almost 20 million food rations that feed one person for a month; over 2.5 million medical consultations; and relief items for 4.6 million people. We have provided ongoing support to the UN and international NGOs (INGOs) since the start of the conflict to deliver aid in hard to reach and besieged areas of Syria.</p><p>The UK will consider any option compliant with international law that might save lives in Syria. We rule nothing out. However, the use of air drops is high risk and should only be considered as a last resort when all other means have failed.</p><p>Attempting air drops without the consent of the parties to the conflict may risk undermining ongoing negotiations on humanitarian access to the 4.5 million people in hard to reach areas across Syria. Even in uncontested space air drops poise significant challenges. There is a requirement to identify clear drop zones, ensure safe access for the intended recipients and to co-ordinate with authorities on the ground. Instead, the UN, the Red Cross Movement and NGO partners are best placed to deliver aid to vulnerable people in besieged and hard to reach areas.</p><p>The desperate situation in besieged and hard to reach areas shows why we need the international community to come together at the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February to support immediate needs and identify longer-term solutions to address the needs of those affected by the crisis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2016-01-25T17:53:37.687Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T17:53:37.687Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
unstar 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 emergency arrangements are in place to care for those who are affected by bombings in Syria. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL3901 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the response to the crisis in Syria and the region. We have pledged over £1.1 billion, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis. We are the second largest bilateral donor after the US.</p><br /><p>We continue to closely monitor the humanitarian impact of airstrikes in Syria. DFID’s partners are activating their own contingency plans and have scaled up their interventions to meet the evolving needs of the population. We continue to call on all parties to the conflict to respect and uphold all provisions of International Humanitarian Law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T17:28:07.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T17:28:07.903Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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 UK Membership of EU: Referendums 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 whether incorrect information on social media influenced the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has made no specific assessment of this. The EU referendum was a democratic exercise, run under the rules on campaigning as set out in the European Union Referendum Act 2015. The Government believes that the result of the referendum should be respected and delivered.</p><p>The Government recognises the problems caused by misleading and false information online more broadly, and we take the security and integrity of our democratic processes very seriously.</p><p>The Government’s manifesto includes a commitment to take steps to protect the reliability and objectivity of information that is essential to our democracy and a free, independent press. Therefore we are working with the broadcast and press sectors, social media and the broader tech industry, academics and international partner governments to ensure we have a news environment where accurate content can prevail. We are also working to improve the critical analysis and digital literacy skills of the wider population.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T17:01:29.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T17:01:29.467Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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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
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star this property hansard heading Unemployment: Wales 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 people were registered as unemployed in each Welsh local authority in (1) 1990, (2) 2000, (3) 2005, (4) 2010, and (5) 2015. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL3721 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
unstar 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 I will place a copy of their letter in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-12-12T12:54:25.98Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T12:54:25.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property file name HL3721 Lord Roberts .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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 Armed Forces: General Election 2015 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent efforts they have made to ensure Armed Forces personnel posted overseas are able to vote in the General Election. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5763 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has extended the length of the electoral timetable for UK Parliamentary elections from 17 working days to 25 working days and removed the restriction on issuing postal votes prior to the eleventh working day before the day of the poll. Combined, these steps will allow Armed Forces personnel posted overseas more time to receive, complete and return their postal ballot packs in time for their vote to be counted.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government recently announced funding of an additional £9.8 million to maximise electoral registration. A proportion of this funding has been allocated to encouraging Armed Forces personnel to register to vote. The Government is also providing pre-paid envelopes for Armed Forces personnel based overseas to return their postal votes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T13:55:51.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T13:55:51.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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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 Electoral Register: Young People 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, in the light of the findings of the Electoral Commission on electoral registers published on 24 February and the of the Office for National Statistics published on 26 February, what is (1) the number, and (2) the proportion, of (a) 16 and 17 year-olds, and (b) 18–24 year-olds in each local authority and parliamentary register; whether they will now instruct electoral registration officers to work directly with their local schools and colleges; and what plans they have to ensure that eligible attainers are registered to vote in advance of the 2015 General Election registration deadline on 20 April. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics published data on the number of attainers on each local authority and parliamentary register in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 26 February. It can be found here:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pop-estimate/electoral-statistics-for-england--wales-and-northern-ireland/2014/stb---2014-ewni-electoral-statistics.html" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pop-estimate/electoral-statistics-for-england--wales-and-northern-ireland/2014/stb---2014-ewni-electoral-statistics.html</a></p><p> </p><p>It is not however possible to identify the proportion of 16 and 17 year olds and 18 to 24 year olds who have registered as attainers as age information is not captured on electoral registers.</p><p> </p><p>Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are best placed to understand their local circumstances and every ERO in Great Britain has received a share of £6.8 million funding to encourage voter registration, including among young people and attainers.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government has awarded funding to a number of organisations to promote voter registration. This includes the NUS and other student groups, UK Youth and the British Youth Council, all of which will deliver activity targeted at attainers and young people. The Electoral Commission’s awareness campaign for the General Election also includes a specific focus on attainers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There have been over 1.2 million applications to register to vote from 16-24 year olds since June and over 100,000 applications from attainers since 1 December.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T17:56:03.657Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:56:03.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this