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star this property answer date less than 2014-02-07more like thismore than 2014-02-07
star this property date less than 2014-01-24more like thismore than 2014-01-24
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-24more like thismore than 2014-01-24
star this property ddp created remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-01-24T20:54:36.930Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T17:47:50.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T17:47:50.217Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL4953 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, of the £108 million allocated in the 2010 Spending Review to cover the costs of introducing individual electoral registration, how much was spent in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, and (3) 2012–13; and how much is planned to be spent in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 HL4953 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The spend to date and budgeted amounts are in the table below. The budget for the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER) was set in 2010, based on robust cost projections and included optimism bias in line with best practice. Careful management of budgets, combined with an agile approach to the development of the IT supporting the move to IER has helped to ensure that, to date, the programme has come in under budget. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The budget for IER has supported three rounds of pilots since 2011 and a complete national test of the IT that will support the automatic confirmation of at least 78% of current electors. It has enabled the allocation of resources to Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and partner organisations (&pound;4.2m in the current financial year) to improve the completeness and accuracy of the Electoral Register. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Actual:</p><p>&pound;2,369,719</p></td><td><p>Actual:</p><p>&pound;5,074,446</p></td><td><p>Budget:</p><p>&pound;26,148,664</p></td><td><p>Budget:</p><p>&pound;65,478,868</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For financial year 2015/16, &pound;148 million has been set aside for the costs of Individual Electoral Registration, the General Election and the 2015/16 Boundary Commission; specific budgets for each of these areas are yet to be allocated.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1816
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
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25277
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.373Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.373Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:47:35.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:47:35.477Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 154017 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of losses to the public purse arising from applying the current accounting officer conventions in the period leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154017 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
10022
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.450Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:03:48.450Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:47:36.380Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:47:36.380Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 154018 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with officials in his Department on how the accounting officers' conventions would apply to investment in Scotland in advance of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154018 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1535
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3949
star this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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3949
unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.807Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.807Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:00:39.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:00:39.617Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 153939 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the rate of underemployment in each UK parliamentary constituency in Scotland in each of the last five years. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Margaret Curran more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153939 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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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.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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star this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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3982
unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.917Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.917Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:00:40.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:00:40.773Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 153940 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the total loss to the economy as a result of underemployment in Scotland. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Margaret Curran more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153940 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is not a matter for Cabinet Office Ministers.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1609
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3982
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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3982
unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-20more like thismore than 2013-05-20
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:56:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:56:42.747Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:07:25.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:07:25.017Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 153902 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how his Department scrutinises the Fundraising Standards Board; when a review was last conducted; and what the outcome was of this review. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153902 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Lord Hodgson assessed the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) as part of his review of the Charities Act 2006 and concluded in his report &lsquo;Trusted and Independent: Giving charity back to charities&rsquo; that it had broadly met 10 of the 12 success criteria set out when it was established in 2006. The FRSB and Cabinet Office are members of the Steering Committee established in response to Lord Hodgson's recommendations to drive forward further progress in strengthening self-regulation.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:00:31.160Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:00:31.160Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:28:24.100Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:28:24.100Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property identifier 154029 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed on zero-hours contracts in each government office region. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154029 more like this
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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.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-10more like thismore than 2013-05-10
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:39:46.337Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:39:46.337Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T20:14:40.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T20:14:40.783Z
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property identifier 154454 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the outcome of his Department's matching of the electoral register with Department for Work and Pensions data in communities with (a) seaside towns and (b) towns with high student populations; and what effect this work will have on the size of electorates in these constituencies. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154454 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER), entries on the electoral register will be matched against data held by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the purposes of confirming existing electors, a process which will simplify the transition for the majority of existing electors. Last year the Cabinet Office undertook pilots to test this process and we published our evaluation of these pilots earlier this year which is available to download from:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/simplifying-the-transition-to-individual-electoral-registration</p><p> </p><p>The evaluation report includes an analysis of match rates by population groups and while no specific analysis was undertaken of seaside towns, the results did suggest that match rates were lower in areas with high student populations. However, anyone who cannot be confirmed will still be invited to register individually and will retain their ability to vote in the 2015 general election. By using confirmation to simplify the process for the majority of electors it means resources can be focused on maximising registration among those people who cannot be confirmed, including individuals who are not currently registered. We are also currently running a separate set of pilots exploring whether data matching against DWP and other trusted national data sets can be used to find potential electors who are not currently registered but may be eligible to do so, in order to invite them to register. The results of the pilots, which are specifically targeted at boosting registrations among students, attainers and home-movers, will be published in the summer.</p>
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1609
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
11895
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-14more like thismore than 2013-05-14
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:06:23.323Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:06:23.323Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T22:05:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T22:05:38.937Z
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property identifier 153906 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153906 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-18more like thismore than 2013-11-18
star this property date less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-11more like thismore than 2013-11-11
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:41:57.067Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:33:43.027Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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star this property identifier 175475 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department has made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 175475 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Role of the Department</em></p><p>Reflecting our responsibilities for local government, housing, planning and communities across England, the work of the Department involves staff travelling to different parts of the country.</p><p>Improved procurement has reduced our average domestic hotel rate in the UK by 8% between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Moreover, domestic flights for longer journeys can avoid the need for paying for staff to stay in a hotel overnight.</p><p>Since 2011-12, the Department accepted responsibility for some new functions outside of London, including residual functions following the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions and then oversight of the European Regional Development Fund following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies. As these business functions relate to work in areas outside of London and to the European Commission, this has therefore increased our travel spend compared to the base of 2010-11. However, this is far more than offset by the very significant savings to taxpayers of the abolition of these regional bodies.</p><p>Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes) the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by around 40% in real terms between 2010-11 and 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period and includes savings of around £420 million from the closure of the Government Offices for the Regions.</p><p>In addition to this, I note that the Regional Development Agencies were spending in the region of £246 million a year on administration (as cited in 11 March 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 592W).</p><p><em>Spending data</em></p><p>The tables below list spending on travel by financial year. Figures for 2009-10 are from July 2009, as this is when the department's current approved travel agent contract commenced; those figures are therefore only for three-quarters of the financial year, and the full year is likely to be proportionately higher.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Overseas Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>Overseas Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£408,621</p></td><td><p>£19,847</p></td><td><p>£79,574</p></td><td><p>£508,042 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£56,304</p></td><td><p>£21,759</p></td><td><p>£27,798</p></td><td><p>£105,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£69,463</p></td><td><p>£21,204</p></td><td><p>£19,946</p></td><td><p>£110,613</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£78,474</p></td><td><p>£29,224</p></td><td><p>£21,911</p></td><td><p>£129,609</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>UK Travel</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Accommodation</em></p></td><td><p><em>UK Subsistence</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>July 2009 - March 10</p></td><td><p>£621,028</p></td><td><p>£309,260</p></td><td><p>£174,888</p></td><td><p>£1,105,176 (part-year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£434,467</p></td><td><p>£199,563</p></td><td><p>£81,315</p></td><td><p>£715,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£980,307</p></td><td><p>£162,544</p></td><td><p>£71,913</p></td><td><p>£1,214,764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1,030,710</p></td><td><p>£166,149</p></td><td><p>£74,424</p></td><td><p>£1,271,283</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Explanatory notes:</p><p>- Overseas subsistence costs can include accommodation, meals and travel tickets purchased locally.</p><p>- The costs of internal travel abroad are not routinely recorded in the form requested and this information could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>- Data on cost per trip is not centrally held in the form requested.</p><p>- For car hire, the data from our finance systems do not separate out expenditure for domestic and international car hire and this could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>- For helicopter hire, our records show that the Department has incurred no expenditure on this since 2010-11.</p><p>- Figures contained in this answer may differ from previous answers to Parliamentary Questions, as the data extracts have been re-run and reflect ongoing accruals and data. Delays in billing or crediting transactions can sometimes have an effect on the spend data between the financial years.</p><p>Taken in the whole, we have reduced overall travel spending compared to the last Administration, and delivered substantive savings for taxpayers' from the abolition of regional government in England.</p><p> </p>
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