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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-24more like thismore than 2014-01-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
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25277
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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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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL4953 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
39768
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the relocation of civil servants from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5483 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39769
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5482 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to the West Midlands since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5484 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5482 more like this
HL5483 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39789
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 15 June 2009 (HC Deb, col 21–38) that the final report of the Chilcot Inquiry would be able to "disclose all but the most sensitive information—that is, all information except that which is essential to our national security", whether the Inquiry continues to operate under those terms. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5503 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5505 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
star this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
39791
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the ministerial veto was used to overturn the Information Commissioner's ruling on the disclosure of the minutes of Cabinet meetings prior to the Iraq war; and why that route was preferred to an appeal to the courts as in the case of Plowden. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5505 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5503 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1
star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
star this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
40121
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage women to apply for senior posts in the Civil Service. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL5590 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>Women comprise over a third of the Senior Civil Service.</p><p>Work commissioned through the Contestable Policy Fund begins in March and will identify and help to remove the blockages faced by women when applying for senior posts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4298
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this
40536
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star this property date less than 2014-02-27more like thismore than 2014-02-27
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Ministry of Justice with regard to the 13 questions asked of that department out of the 27 which remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5681 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 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Of the 13 questions to the Ministry of Justice that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February, all but one have now been answered. <br><br>I take the matter of late answers to Questions for Written Answer very seriously. My office reviews the &lsquo;Questions unanswered after 10 working days&rsquo; in <em>House of Lords Business </em>every day. As soon as a question appears in this section of <em>House of Lords Business</em>, my office contacts the relevant department&rsquo;s Parliamentary Team, and they remain in contact with the Parliamentary Team and the Minister&rsquo;s Private Office until the question is answered. <br><br>I have also recently taken the opportunity to discuss the need for timely answers with members of the front bench in this House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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less than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
40871
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what penalties can be applied to charities that break charitable law by publishing party political advertisements or making misleading claims; and whether they have plans to introduce further penalties for such breaches of charitable law. more like this
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Lord Donoughue more like this
star this property uin HL5721 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Charity Commission guidance makes clear that charities must never engage in any party political activity, and that it is for charity trustees to ensure that their charity does not engage in any party political activity. </p><p> </p><p>Where a charity's trustees fail to do this it is for the Charity Commission for England and Wales to investigate and take proportionate action. Depending on the circumstances, the Charity Commission's response could range from seeking assurances from the trustees, through to removing and replacing the charity's trustees.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Donoughue more like this
40875
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 February (WA 222), what has been the financial saving arising from the reduction and merger of quangos since 2010; and how many jobs have been lost. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5725 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 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Since 2010, the Government has reduced the administrative cost of public bodies by over £1bn and remains on track to achieve reductions of at least £2.6bn by 2014/15. By the end of the Spending Review Period, it is estimated that there will an ongoing saving from the public bodies landscape of over £900 million per annum. </p><p> </p><p>Workforce numbers are published in the annual reports into Public Bodies, the most recent of which can be found online here:</p><p> </p><p> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-bodies-2013</p><p> </p><p>This Government's reforms represent the largest restructuring of public bodies in a generation, making the landscape smaller, more accountable, more efficient, less costly, and offering better value for money to the public.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this