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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Elections: Corruption more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle bribery during elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 275736 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answer text <p>Under section 113 of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) 1983 it is an offence for a person to give money or a gift to any other person in order to induce them to vote or to refrain from voting at an election. There is a similar offence at section 114 of the RPA 1983 in relation to the treating of voters.</p><p>Furthermore, the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) replaced an old and outmoded mix of common and statutory law and was designed to provide the courts, prosecutors and investigators the tools they needed to tackle bribery in the UK and overseas in the 21st century. The Act reflects the UK's continued commitment to combat bribery and provides a modern, comprehensive scheme of bribery offences.</p><p>If anyone has evidence of abuse of the electoral system, this should be reported to the Returning Officer or the Police who have powers to investigate.</p><p>We will continue to keep electoral law under review to ensure the electoral system is safe and secure.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this