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1140954
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Registration Officers: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will make an assessment of the ability of the Electoral Commission to monitor the performance of electoral registration officers in dealing with electors who (a) have low reading and writing skills, (b) are visually impaired and (c) have learning difficulties. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280147 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission sets standards for and monitors the performance of Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). These standards have the objective of ensuring that all eligible people are able to participate in the electoral process.</p><p>The Commission provides guidance to EROs to support them in delivering their functions and meeting the performance standards. In developing this guidance to improve the accessibility of electoral registration services, the Commission works with a variety of disability organisations – including groups representing electors with sight loss and learning difficulties – to ensure its work reflects good practice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:32:59.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:32:59.823Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140992
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the ranked order of spending per person on electoral registration by local authorities was in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280161 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Commission does not collect data on the spending per person on electoral registration by local authorities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:32:18.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:32:18.093Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140988
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which local authority had the biggest percentage (a) increase and (b) decrease in electoral registration in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280160 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The table below sets out the largest increases and decreases in the registered local government electorate, by local authority, from 1 December of one year to 1 December of the following year. For example, the 2010 row shows the change in the number of register entries between 1 December 2009 and 1 December 2010.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Largest % increase</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Largest % decrease</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Shepway (8.9%)</p></td><td><p>Richmondshire (-7.2%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>Aberdeen (4.9%)</p></td><td><p>Clackmannanshire (-4.6%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Clackmannanshire (4.3%)</p></td><td><p>Tower Hamlets (-6%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Tower Hamlets (11.3%)</p></td><td><p>Taunton Deane (-8.8%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Wellingborough (6.5%)</p></td><td><p>Ceredigion (-12.7%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>East Devon (5.2%)</p></td><td><p>Cambridge (-11.8%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>Colchester (9%)</p></td><td><p>Manchester (-3.8%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>Tower Hamlets (12%)</p></td><td><p>Hyndburn (-6%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>Barking &amp; Dagenham (4.5%)</p></td><td><p>Isles of Scilly (-7.1%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:31:45.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:31:45.487Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140978
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Ethnic Groups more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent discussions the Commission has had with (a) church and community leaders from black and minority ethnic communities and (b) Operation Black Vote on increasing registration levels for voters in those communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280158 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>We know from our research of the electoral registers that voters from BME communities are less likely to be registered to vote when compared with white voters.</p><p>As part of all of its public awareness campaigns ahead of elections, the Electoral Commission provides voter registration resources to a wide range of groups or individuals, to use in encouraging registration. These are freely available via the Commission’s website or its ‘Roll Call’ newsletter, to which anyone can subscribe.</p><p>We also identify specific organisations who could help promote registration to under-registered groups and actively provide these partners with resources: these have recently included, for example, the Council of African and Caribbean Churches and the Muslim Women’s network. It also works closely with Electoral Registration Officers, who hold many important relationships with church and community leaders to promote voter registration at a local level.</p><p>The Commission most recently contacted Operation Black Vote ahead of the Government’s voter ID pilots which took place in May 2019, to seek a contribution to its statutory evaluation of the pilots. It did not receive a response.</p>
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:30:44.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:30:44.993Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140970
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many letters the Electoral Commission has written to hon. Members as a result of their electoral registration officers having failed at least one standard performance indicator in each year for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280155 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission’s performance standards framework has not included any formal notifications to Members of Parliament since 2014. Assessments of the performance of Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are made annually by the Commission and the details of any ERO who has not met the standards in full are made available on the Commission’s website.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:29:36.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:29:36.463Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140968
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which electoral registration officers identified themselves as below standard at using information services to (a) verify entries in the register of electors and (b) identify potential new electors in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280154 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission’s performance standards framework has not involved any element of self-assessment by Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) since 2014.</p><p>The Commission has not assessed any ERO as not meeting this specific element of the performance standards since its inclusion in 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:28:20.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:28:20.303Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140967
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps have been taken by the Electoral Commission to inform hon. Members of the performance of electoral registration officers in their (a) constituency and (b) local authority. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280153 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission’s performance standards framework has not involved any formal notifications to Members of Parliament since 2014. Assessments of the performance of EROs are made annually by the Commission and the details of any ERO who has not met the standards in full are made available on the Commission’s website.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:27:29.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:27:29.13Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1140953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the potential merits of auto-enrolment on the electoral register of young people when they are given their national insurance number. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280146 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Commission believes that registering young people automatically when they are allocated their National Insurance number would be an effective way of improving completeness levels among attainers.</p><p>It recently published the findings of feasibility studies examining the potential for data sharing between organisations holding reliable information about citizens and Electoral Registration Officers. It found that data sharing could be achieved by linking national data sources to the individual electoral registration service, which is already connected to the systems used by Electoral Registration Officers to manage their electoral registers.</p><p>In this way, it would be possible for information about young people allocated National Insurance numbers to be shared with Electoral Registration Officers, to support automatic or automated electoral registration.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:26:30.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:26:30.583Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1141257
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent assessment the Electoral Commission has made of electoral registration rates of attainers in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280928 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission conducts research into the accuracy and completeness of the electoral registers in the UK at regular intervals. The most recent study was published in 2016 and was an assessment of the December 2015 registers.</p><p>The study provided findings on attainers for Great Britain and separately for Northern Ireland. Below the headline findings, it was not possible to report separately for England, Scotland and Wales because of the size of the sample used in the research.</p><p>In December 2015, the Commission found that 45% of attainers in Great Britain and 8% in Northern Ireland were correctly registered.</p><p>The results of the Commission’s next accuracy and completeness study will be published in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:25:30.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:25:30.987Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1141295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Election Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many successful prosecutions for (a) postal vote fraud, excluding by proxy voting, and (b) electoral registration fraud there have been in each of the last 15 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane remove filter
uin 280939 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Commission has collected and published information about allegations of electoral fraud from the police since 2008.</p><p>The table below shows the number of successful prosecutions for allegations of postal vote and electoral registration fraud. It splits convictions for postal vote fraud into those relating to applications to vote by post and those relating to voting by post.</p><p><strong>Number of successful prosecutions relating to postal vote fraud</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Convictions relating to applications to vote by post</p></td><td><p>Convictions relating to voting by post</p></td><td><p>Convictions relating to electoral registration</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The police-recorded cases of alleged personation offences in 2008 and 2009 were not broken down to record the type of personation, i.e. polling station, postal voting or proxy voting. It is for this reason these figures are not available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:24:38.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:24:38.133Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this