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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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 European Parliament: Elections 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 discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 260725 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>My officials and I meet regularly with representatives of local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1128819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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, whether he has had discussions with electoral registration officers on the UC1/EC6 process since the 25 April 2019 Urgent Question on Electoral Registration: EU Citizens. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 259362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Government officials worked closely with Returning Officers and the Electoral Commission and<br>other agencies such as the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the<br>Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to support the smooth running of the polls on 23<br>May</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are under a statutory duty to ensure people who are eligible<br>to vote in elections have the opportunity to do so. For the recent European Parliamentary elections<br>that included making sure relevant citizens of the EU who are resident in the UK and registered to<br>vote in local elections were made aware they needed to complete a voter registration and<br>declaration form (commonly referred to as a UC1 or EC6 form) in order to enable them to vote</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function and encouraged them<br>to take additional steps to raise awareness of this requirement locally, through social media<br>channels and other means.</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on<br>the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local<br>government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how<br>they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:15:32.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:15:32.333Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1129031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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, whether he plans to launch (a) a review or (b) an official inquiry into the efficacy of the voter registration process for EU nationals following 2019 European elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 259363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to make their preparations required for the polls.</p><p> </p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year, which the Government will carefully consider in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:21:12.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:21:12.533Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1129035
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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, how many EU nationals completed the UC1 form to enable them to vote in 2019 European elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 259365 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary<br>elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to<br>make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers are responsible for administering elections at the local level. They<br>are also under a statutory duty to ensure people who are eligible to vote in elections have the<br>opportunity to do so and are supported by the Electoral Commission in delivering these functions</p><p>The Electoral Commission encouraged EROs to take additional steps to raise awareness of this<br>requirement locally, through social media channels and other means.</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on<br>the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local<br>government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how<br>they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the<br>administration of the polls later this year</p><p>Figures on the number of individuals completing forms or details relating to the processing of those<br>forms are not held centrally by the Government.</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:20:42.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:20:42.007Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1128916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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 recent estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens who were unable to vote in the 2019 European elections due to local authorities (a) not sending the correct registration forms in time and (b) processing the registration forms incorrectly. more like this
tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
tabling member printed
Chuka Umunna more like this
uin 259215 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary<br>elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to<br>make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers are responsible for administering elections at the local level. They<br>are also under a statutory duty to ensure people who are eligible to vote in elections have the<br>opportunity to do so and are supported by the Electoral Commission in delivering these functions</p><p>The Electoral Commission encouraged EROs to take additional steps to raise awareness of this<br>requirement locally, through social media channels and other means.</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on<br>the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local<br>government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how<br>they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the<br>administration of the polls later this year</p><p>Figures on the number of individuals completing forms or details relating to the processing of those<br>forms are not held centrally by the Government.</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:21:05.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:21:05.637Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4128
label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1129625
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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 Freedom of Information 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, when he plans to respond to the Information Commissioner's report, Outsourcing oversight: the case for reforming access to information law which was published in January 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 260030 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government responded to the IC's report to Parliament on the 24 April 2019.</p><p>Copies of the response have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:18:16.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:18:16.96Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1129392
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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 estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens on the electoral register and living in the UK who were denied the right to vote in the 2019 European elections; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 259007 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary<br>elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to<br>make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers are responsible for administering elections at the local level. They<br>are also under a statutory duty to ensure people who are eligible to vote in elections have the<br>opportunity to do so and are supported by the Electoral Commission in delivering these functions</p><p>The Electoral Commission encouraged EROs to take additional steps to raise awareness of this<br>requirement locally, through social media channels and other means.</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on<br>the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local<br>government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how<br>they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the<br>administration of the polls later this year</p><p>Figures on the number of individuals completing forms or details relating to the processing of those<br>forms are not held centrally by the Government.</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:21:24.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:21:24.537Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
1129204
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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, if he will undertake a review of the requirement for EU citizens to fill in a UC1 or EC6 form in order to participate in the 2019 European elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 259085 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>It is the Government's intention to respect the 2016 referendum result and leave the European Union with a deal as soon as possible, meaning we will not participate in future European Parliamentary elections.</p><p>The Electoral Commission will produce a review at the recent European Elections and the Government will consider its conclusions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:19:07.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:19:07.527Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1129205
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of the information communicated to EU citizens on the requirement for them to fill in a UC1 or EC6 form in order to participate in the 2019 European elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 259086 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary<br>elections and put in place all the necessary legislative and funding elements to enable Returning<br>Officers to make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are under a statutory duty to ensure people who are eligible<br>to vote in elections have the opportunity to do so. For the recent European Parliamentary elections<br>that included making sure relevant citizens of the EU who are resident in the UK and registered to<br>vote in local elections were made aware they needed to complete a voter registration and<br>declaration form (commonly referred to as a UC1 or EC6 form) in order to enable them to vote</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function and encouraged them<br>to take additional steps to raise awareness of this requirement locally, through social media<br>channels and other means.</p><p>The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on<br>the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local<br>government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how<br>they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the<br>administration of the polls later this year.</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:13:28.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:13:28.27Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1129206
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 European Parliament: Elections 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, if he will launch an inquiry into why some EU citizens were prevented from voting in the 2019 European elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 259087 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to make their preparations required for the polls.</p><p> </p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year, which the Government will carefully consider in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:21:30.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:21:30.413Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this