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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle postal vote fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole remove filter
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275735 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. There are already measures in place designed to enhance the security of postal voting.</p><p>In response to (the then) Sir Eric Pickles report on electoral fraud, the Government accepted recommendations to strengthen the postal vote system and, in line with our manifesto commitment, we are working to reform postal voting to ensure our elections are secure.</p><p>The Government will look for opportunities to introduce measures that will restrict the handling of postal votes by people who may seek to abuse or subvert them. We will also look to introduce controls on the return of postal votes via polling stations, which has been a cause for concern in past elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:08:12.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:08:12.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1138089
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Corruption more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle bribery during elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole remove filter
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275736 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this