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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 and will be depositing the response to the libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Requiring some form of identification to vote was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May by five local authorities: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. The overwhelming majority of people cast their vote without a problem and the success of the pilots proves that this is a reasonable and proportionate measure to take, and there was no notable adverse effect on turnout.</p><p>The estimate by the political lobby group the Electoral Reform Society is exaggerated and inaccurate. Data from Returning Officers across all five participating local authorities shows that there were 340 electors asked to return to the polling station with the correct identification who did not subsequently return. This represents 0.16% of the votes cast.</p><p>This reflects that such identification was a brand new requirement, and a few electors may not have read the publicity that they were sent about the pilots.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">However, the experience of Northern Ireland, where paper ID has been required since 1985 and photo ID since 2003, illustrates that there should be no issue with voters not knowing - once the requirement has become established.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings in the summer of 2018; this will be an opportunity to review how the publicity arrangements operated and could be improved. This is one of the benefits of piloting the policy.</ins></p><p> </p><p>Requiring some form of identification to vote was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May by five local authorities: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. The overwhelming majority of people cast their vote without a problem and the success of the pilots proves that this is a reasonable and proportionate measure to take, and there was no notable adverse effect on turnout.</p><p>The estimate by the political lobby group the Electoral Reform Society is exaggerated and inaccurate. Data from Returning Officers across all five participating local authorities shows that there were 340 electors asked to return to the polling station with the correct identification who did not subsequently return. This represents 0.14% of the votes cast.</p><p>This reflects that such identification was a brand new requirement, and a few electors may not have read the publicity that they were sent about the pilots.</p><p> </p><p>However, the experience of Northern Ireland, where paper ID has been required since 1985 and photo ID since 2003, illustrates that there should be no issue with voters not knowing - once the requirement has become established.</p><p>The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings in the summer of 2018; this will be an opportunity to review how the publicity arrangements operated and could be improved. This is one of the benefits of piloting the policy.</p><p> </p><p>There was an error in the data previously presented. Whilst the individual totals of votes cast in each local authority were correct, the overall total was incorrectly summed. The previously quoted total of votes cast of 206,741 should have been 234,506. As a result, the percentage of people who did not return as a proportion of number of votes cast was overstated, incorrectly given as 0.16%. The correct figure is 0.14%. The attached table contains the correct data.</p><p> </p><p>As part of its planned evaluation, the Electoral Commission will continue to collect and analyse a wide range of data and information about the pilots, including public opinion surveys, data from polling stations, turnout and postal voting data, and polling station staff surveys. We will continue to work with the Electoral Commission and other partners to ensure that the emerging data gives an accurate picture of how ID pilots were delivered.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael 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 and I would be depositing a copy in the Library of both Houses.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</strong></p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I continue to have regular conversations with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the return of powers from Brussels to Holyrood following exit from the EU. Furthermore, we are both part of JMC(EN) where this, amongst other issues, has been discussed with the devolved administrations.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Our inaugural National Democracy Week in July is going to be a UK-wide event, intended to increase democratic engagement among a wide range of under-registered groups. Last Wednesday we launched its website and a youth engagement toolkit for parliamentarians and later this year will recruit and train youth Democracy Ambassadors.</ins></p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this