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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2015 to Question 8088, if he will make it his policy to conduct an assessment of the potential effect of proposed changes to tax credits and housing benefit in the Summer Budget 2015 on the number of abortions in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10109 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-22more like thismore than 2015-09-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon Member to my answer of 11 September.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No assessment has been made of the potential effect of proposed changes to tax credits and housing benefit in the Summer Budget 2015 on the number of abortions in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-09-22T13:17:59.19Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T13:17:59.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759608
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Returning Officers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to codify the roles and responsibilities of tellers at polling stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10231 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Guidance on the roles and responsibilities of tellers is already produced by the Electoral<br>Commission. Tellers must also act in accordance with any further guidance provided by<br>the relevant Returning Officer or their staff. There are currently no plans to put such<br>guidance on a statutory footing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:51:08.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:51:08.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759612
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Disclosure of Information more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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 the timetable is to bring forward proposals to improve data-sharing in the voter registration process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10232 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Electoral Returning Officers (EROs) already have wide powers to access data to improve<br>the quality of the register. The Cabinet Office is working with administrators and their<br>representatives and the Electoral Commission to investigate additional potential use of<br>data to aid EROs in their registration duties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-20T14:39:16.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T14:39:16.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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 the timetable is to bring forward proposals on the registration of people in (i) universities, (ii) colleges, (iii) residential care homes and (iv) houses in multiple occupation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10233 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to publish a democratic engagement strategy addressing<br>registration issues in late 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:47:57.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:47:57.937Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Fraud more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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 the timetable is to bring forward proposals to tackle duplicate voter registrations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office is committed to finding an appropriate approach to reducing the burden of duplicate applications while ensuring that unnecessary barriers to registration are avoided. The fact that millions of people have taken the step of applying to register online shows it was right to introduce the website as part of Individual Electoral Registration.</p><p>We have already taken steps to limit unnecessary duplicate applications to register. For example during the recent general election we added a new page to the website to guide people away from making applications when they did not need to.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:45:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:45:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: ICT more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of an electronic system for the delivery, receipt and return of the Writ at UK parliamentary elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>There are no immediate plans to do so. The process for serving election Writs is set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983. However, the Government continues to work with the Law Commissions, as well as other stakeholders such as the Electoral Commission, to streamline the electoral process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-09-20T15:47:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T15:47:27.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an attestation arrangement for postal vote applications requiring a signature waiver. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10236 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Sir Eric Pickles’ review of Electoral Fraud, published in August 2016, recommended<br>introducing an attestation requirement for postal vote applications requiring a signature<br>waiver</p><p>The Government supports this recommendation and will be seeking to consider, in<br>conjunction with the Association of Electoral Administrators and the Electoral Commission,<br>how this might be implemented in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:52:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:52:30.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ballot Papers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing the absolute requirement to count unused ballot papers as a part of the verification process and replacing that requirement with a requirement to do so only where the returning officer considers it appropriate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10263 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>We consider elections processes and policy on an ongoing basis, and are working with the<br>Association of Electoral Administrators and Electoral Commission to consider the<br>development and improvement of existing processes, including in relation to the<br>procedures for the counting of votes at elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:57:22.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:57:22.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759615
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ballots more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will conduct a review of the combination of polls which includes an assessment of (a) which polls should be automatically combined, (b) the maximum number of polls that should be combined on the same day and (c) the potential merits of combining polls for parish and community councils and neighbouring planning and council tax referendums with UK Parliamentary general elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10264 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p><strong>Combining polls can bring benefits in terms of enhancing voter participation and reducing cost. However, it is recognised that changing the rules surrounding the combination of polls would be a complex exercise involving amendments to primary legislation. We will continue to consider this matter with stakeholders to see where improvements can be made.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:53:34.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:53:34.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
759616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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 ensure that expenses claims submitted to the Election Claims Unit are audited and settled within six months of their receipt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood remove filter
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 10265 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Returning Officers have six months in which to submit an account of spending on a poll<br>funded from the Consolidated Fund. The vast majority of these claims are received by the<br>ECU in the last month before the deadline. This raises an issue with processing the<br>claims, many of which require significant work, within six months of receipt, including how<br>quickly queries on a claim are responded to by Returning Officers</p><p>We are looking at the process with the Association of Electoral Administrators to identify<br>how it may best be operated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:33:46.083Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:33:46.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this