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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Young People remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to promote voter registration in secondary schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 188006 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>As part of the Suffrage Centenary programme, the Government has been leading on a number of projects designed to promote democratic engagement and electoral registration in secondary schools. This includes the Parliamentarian Toolkit and Secondary Schools Resource.</p><p>The Toolkit includes activities and worksheets that parliamentarians can use with pupils when visiting schools or engaging with young people at youth clubs or on social media. It has been designed to teach young people about their democratic rights today and the history of those who fought for these rights. Exercises will help generate discussion and encourage young people to think about the role of democracy in their lives.</p><p>The Government has also commissioned the Historical Association to develop a Schools Resource which will be launched later this year. The Resource will use a historical knowledge base to improve pupils’ understanding of UK democracy, democratic institutions and of how they can participate in our democratic processes today. While the funding is England-only, Devolved Administrations are welcome to utilise the materials.</p>
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T13:51:45.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T13:51:45.04Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Young People remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whats steps the Government is taking to encourage young people to register to vote. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 251213 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Government is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting our democracy. We want to build upon recent record levels of individuals registering to vote and participating in elections. Our Register to Vote website is widely used by young people: over 7.83 million online applications have been submitted by 16-24 year olds since the service was introduced in 2014. Ahead of the General Election in June 2017 young people aged under 25 were particularly engaged, submitting over 1 million applications - more than 35% of all applications received in the pre-election period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since then we have taken further steps to promote democratic engagement amongst young people. Making use of the Suffrage Fund, we have delivered three projects to promote youth engagement: a scheme to recruit and train 1000 youth Democracy Ambassadors; the development and publication of a toolkit for parliamentarians to engage young people; and a new history and citizenship resource for secondary schools (<a href="http://www.suffrageresources.org.uk" target="_blank">www.suffrageresources.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s recent report, <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/democratic-engagement-respecting-protecting-and-promoting-our-democracy" target="_blank">Democratic Engagement: Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Our Democracy</a>,</em> sets out how we work with partners to encourage democratic participation. This includes National Democracy Week, which convenes youth focused organisations such as the British Youth Council, UK Youth, Elevation Networks and Patchwork Foundation to deliver targeted democratic engagement activity. The report also highlights steps to help Higher Education providers work with local authorities to promote electoral registration amongst their student populations.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS provides funding for the UK Youth Parliament, Youth Select Committee and Make Your Mark ballot which support young people to raise issues on local and national levels.</p><p> </p><p>Make Your Mark is a ballot of youth views which gives the UK Youth Parliament its mandate and gets young people, aged 11-18, involved in democracy, with over 1 million young people voting in 2018. (<a href="http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/" target="_blank">http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/</a>)<br></p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:44:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:44:45.37Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this