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star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the outcome of his Department's matching of the electoral register with Department for Work and Pensions data in communities with (a) seaside towns and (b) towns with high student populations; and what effect this work will have on the size of electorates in these constituencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>As part of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER), entries on the electoral register will be matched against data held by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the purposes of confirming existing electors, a process which will simplify the transition for the majority of existing electors. Last year the Cabinet Office undertook pilots to test this process and we published our evaluation of these pilots earlier this year which is available to download from:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/simplifying-the-transition-to-individual-electoral-registration</p><p> </p><p>The evaluation report includes an analysis of match rates by population groups and while no specific analysis was undertaken of seaside towns, the results did suggest that match rates were lower in areas with high student populations. However, anyone who cannot be confirmed will still be invited to register individually and will retain their ability to vote in the 2015 general election. By using confirmation to simplify the process for the majority of electors it means resources can be focused on maximising registration among those people who cannot be confirmed, including individuals who are not currently registered. We are also currently running a separate set of pilots exploring whether data matching against DWP and other trusted national data sets can be used to find potential electors who are not currently registered but may be eligible to do so, in order to invite them to register. The results of the pilots, which are specifically targeted at boosting registrations among students, attainers and home-movers, will be published in the summer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2013, Official Report, column 392W on electoral register, when he will decide on the level of fine for not returning an electoral registration form; and when such fines will be able to be levied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government announced in 2013 that Electoral Registration Officers will be able to impose a civil penalty on individuals who fail to make an application to register to vote when required to do so, in line with the provisions of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, and the subordinate legislation made under that Act.</p><p> </p><p>In particular, Electoral Registration Officers will be required to take specific steps to encourage a registration before they can issue a notice of requirement to register; they will then have discretion to impose the penalty for failing to comply with the requirement. </p><p> </p><p>The level of the civil penalty has been set by the regulations at &pound;80.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-05T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-05T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will publish the full report on the data matching pilots for individual electoral registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 189412 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>A full report evaluating pilots testing data matching for the purposes of identifying new electors was published in July 2013. The report can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/223850/Data_Mining_Evaluation_FULL_Report_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/223850/Data_Mining_Evaluation_FULL_Report_FINAL.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effect of comments by (a) Government Ministers, (b) hon. Members and (c) the media on public perception of electoral fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has recently completed a review of electoral fraud in the UK, for which it commissioned research on public perceptions of electoral fraud. The report can be found here</p><p><a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf</a></p><p>The Government will respond in due course. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189405 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to advertise the availability of his Department's fund to increase voter registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 5February the Government announced that up to &pound;4.2 million funding will be shared by five national organisations and all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>Each authority was informed directly of the financial allocation and help and support to EROs to make best use of the funding has been made available by the Association of Electoral Administrators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government encourages organisations who wish to support efforts to maximise registration in their community to contact their local Electoral Registration Officer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will introduce the Northern Ireland school registration programme to increase voter registration on the UK mainland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane 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>The Government is implementing a schools registration approach informed by the Northern Ireland Schools initiative. </p><p> </p><p>&pound;4.2m funding has been made available to all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain. Electoral registration officers have been encouraged to use this funding to support the delivery of Rock Enrol! in their area, a learning resource which not only provides an opportunity for young people to register to vote, but enables them to discuss the importance of doing so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what organisations have applied to his Department for funding to improve voter registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A range of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations have applied for funding to deliver activities to improve voter registration.</p><p>On 5th February 2014, the government announced that 5 national organisations and all 363 local authorities and Valuation Joint Boards in Great Britain will be sharing &pound;4.2 million funding aimed at ensuring everyone in the country is signed up to the electoral register and has their chance to vote.</p><p>Further details of the successful organisations can be found at: </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-new-ways-to-encourage-voter-registration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-new-ways-to-encourage-voter-registration</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, columns 54-5W, on electoral register, what assessment he has made of the reason for the disparity between (a) levels of proven instances of electoral fraud and (b) public perception of electoral fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 189405 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has recently completed a review of electoral fraud in the UK, for which it commissioned research on public perceptions of electoral fraud. The report can be found here</p><p><a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf</a></p><p>The Government will respond in due course. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189411 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2013, Official Report, column 971W, on Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, when he intends to lay an Order before Parliament under paragraph 28 of schedule 5 to the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
star this property answer text <p>It is for the next Government to decide whether to complete the transition to individual electoral registration in December 2015 or December 2016. To conclude the transition in December 2015, the Order must be laid before Parliament between 1 June and 31 August 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2013, Official Report, column 971W, on Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, if he will give the ranking according to data matching rates of the authorities that took part in the data matching pilots for individual electoral registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The results and evaluation of the 2012 data matching pilots were published in April 2013, and are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/simplifying-the-transition-to-individual-electoral-registration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/simplifying-the-transition-to-individual-electoral-registration</a></p><p>Further to the 2012 pilots, a full scale dry run of Confirmation data matching &ndash; involving all 380 local authorities &ndash; took place in the summer of 2013. The results and evaluation were published in October 2013 and are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-confirming-electors-through-data-matching" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-confirming-electors-through-data-matching</a> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to make hon. Members aware of the £4.2 million fund for increasing voter registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Apart from the funding allocation to 5 national organisations, the fund is directed at Electoral Registration Officers who have the statutory responsibility to ensure a complete and accurate electoral register.</p><p> </p><p>The allocation of funding was described to Hon. Members during Deputy Prime Minister&rsquo;s Questions on 11 Feb 2014 (Official Report) Column Ref: 701W.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times (a) the Cabinet Committee on improving the country ability to deal with flooding and (b) the National Resilience Forum has met in the last 12 months; and when each body will next meet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>As was the case under previous administrations, information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees is generally not disclosed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-28more like thismore than 2014-02-28
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the (a) fairness, (b) accuracy and (c) completeness of using the (i) census and midterm census and (ii) electoral register to determine the size of constituencies when drawing boundaries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The electoral register has been the basis for parliamentary boundary reviews since the creation of the independent Boundary Commissions. The Government does not believe that using population figures derived from Census data would provide a better basis for a boundary review than using the electoral register. Importantly, the electoral register is updated annually, and census figures will include persons who are not eligible to register to vote, for example on grounds of citizenship or age.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-05T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-05T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-28more like thismore than 2014-02-28
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make voting compulsory as a means of increasing voter turnout and engagement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane 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>The Government has made no such assessment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark 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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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the 10 most highly-paid returning officers in the UK are paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane 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>The amounts recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at different national polls vary and have been set out in successive Orders. It is the size of the electorate which determines the maximum amounts that Returning Officers can claim. </p><p> </p><p>Any Returning Officers acting in an additional capacity, such as Regional Returning Officers at European Parliamentary Elections or Police Area Returning Officers at Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, are entitled to recover an additional flat rate amount for their services in co-ordinating the election over a number of local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Returning Officers are not required to claim the full amount. They can choose not to claim or to claim only part of the amount available. They can also choose to re-distribute some or all of the amount amongst any deputies and other staff to whom they delegate their duties. </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the 10 highest maximum recoverable amounts for services rendered available to Returning Officers at the 2014 European parliamentary elections. Regional Returning Officers will be entitled to claim an additional &pound;12,000. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Local Authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>RO fee</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>&pound;39,564</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;29,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>Glasgow City</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>&pound;22,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>Sheffield</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;20,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>Cornwall</p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>&pound;20,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>&pound;19,711</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>County of Durham</p></td><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>&pound;19,455</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Bradford</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;18,270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>&pound;16,918</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>City of Bristol</p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>&pound;16,914</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is up Local Authorities to determine whether or not Returning Officers are entitled to recover an amount in respect of services rendered at local polls. </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the performance of returning officers is monitored. more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Electoral Commission publishes performance standards for Returning Officers as provided for in the Electoral Administration Act 2006. The Commission monitors and reports on the performance of Returning Officers. It also provides support and guidance to enable improvements in electoral practice.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 provides for a Returning Officer&rsquo;s fee to be reduced by the Secretary of State following a recommendation by the Commission, in the event of inadequate performance at a UK Parliamentary election. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was paid to returning officers in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The amount recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at national polls in the last 10 years has been set out in successive Orders. Fees paid to Returning Officers in local polls are the responsibility of their local authorities.</p><p> </p><p><strong>2004/05:</strong> No overall total is available. In 2004 and 2005, the calculations for Returning Officers&rsquo; fees were not listed by individual counting areas in the Orders.</p><p> </p><p><strong>2006/07/08:</strong> No national elections were held</p><p> </p><p><strong>2009: </strong>Total paid: &pound;2,386,069</p><p> </p><p><strong>2010:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,160,811</p><p> </p><p><strong>2011:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,468,766</p><p> </p><p><strong>2012:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,068,931</p><p> </p><p><strong>2013:</strong> No national elections were held</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, (a) how and (b) by whom pay levels for returning officers are set. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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Chris Ruane 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>The amounts recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at different national polls vary and have been set out in successive Orders. It is the size of the electorate which determines the maximum amounts that Returning Officers can claim. </p><p> </p><p>Returning Officers are generally entitled to a sum of &pound;475 for every 10,000 electors in their area on a pro rata basis with a minimum of &pound;2,500. This rate has remained unchanged since 2009. </p><p> </p><p>Any Returning Officers acting in an additional capacity, such as Regional Returning Officers at European Parliamentary Elections or Police Area Returning Officers at Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, are entitled to recover an additional flat rate amount for their services in co-ordinating the election over a number of local authorities.</p><p>Returning Officers are not required to claim the full amount. They can choose not to claim or to claim only part of the amount available. They can also choose to re-distribute some or all of the amount amongst any deputies and other staff to whom they delegate their duties. </p>
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Office has provided advice to ensure that all local resilience forums have effective and linked websites providing public information before, during and after an emergency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
star this property answer text <p>These recommendations were put forward by Sir Michael Pitt following the floods of summer 2007 as part of the independent Pitt Review. This review included 92 recommendations aimed at improving the way the risk of flooding is managed in the UK. The final progress report on the implementation of these recommendations was published on 27 January 2012. The full report can be found on GOV.UK here:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-s-response-to-sir-michael-pitts-review-of-the-summer-2007-floods-final-progress-report" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-s-response-to-sir-michael-pitts-review-of-the-summer-2007-floods-final-progress-report</a></p><p>Since the Pitt Review was published in 2008, Cabinet Office, working with other Government Departments, has followed a systematic programme to enhance the resilience of the UK. As such the majority of recommendations made by Sir Michael Pitt have now been implemented. This includes the production of Sector Resilience Plans, classified documents which have been annually since 2010, the establishment of a Cabinet Committee on Flooding, and ongoing work with industry and local resilience forums to ensure essential services can continue in the face of disruptive challenges, including worst case flooding events.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Dorset more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Oliver Letwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Letwin more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what percentage of postal votes were cast in the 100 constituencies with the largest amount of postal votes in the most recent general election. more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has provided the table below, which shows the 100 constituencies where the largest number of postal votes were issued at 2010 general election, in descending order. It also shows the total number of postal votes at the count as a percentage of all votes at the count.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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star this property title Postal votes by constituency in 2010 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many (a) items of correspondence and (b) meetings with Ministers in the Electoral Commission has had on (i) postal ballot restrictions and (ii) use of photo ID for voting, in each of the last four years. more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission informs me that it has met and corresponded with Ministers regularly over the last four years on matters pertaining to the full range of its responsibilities, including proposed changes to the handling of completed postal ballot applications and the potential use of photo ID for voting. </p><p> </p><p>The Commission will continue to update Ministers on the progress of its work in this area. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in each constituency were on the electoral register in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014. more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether figures for the number of UK citizens in any of the last three censuses have been subsequently amended. more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property title UK Citizens - ONS Letter more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2014, Official Report, columns 509-10W, on electoral registration, if his Department will sponsor a national registration week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government welcomes initiatives that promote democratic engagement, such as the British Youth Council&rsquo;s Make Your Mark campaign and the recent Parliament Week programme. In February it announced that all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain, and five national organisations, will share &pound;4.2 million funding to promote voter registration.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to consider further ways to promote voter registration and welcomes discussions with national organisations about such initiatives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in which local authorities in England the Commission believes electoral fraud is a significant problem. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission informs me that in its January 2014 Electoral Fraud review <a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/164609/Electoral-fraud-review-final-report.pdf</a>, it identified 16 local authority areas in England where there appears to be a greater risk of cases of electoral fraud being reported. This greater risk is specific to individual wards within those 16 local authority areas. </p><p> <p>The areas that the Commission has identified are:</p><ul><li> Birmingham </li><li> Blackburn with Darwen </li><li> Bradford </li><li> Burnley </li><li> Calderdale </li><li> Coventry </li><li> Derby </li><li> Hyndburn </li><li> Kirklees </li><li> Oldham </li><li> Pendle </li><li> Peterborough </li><li> Slough </li><li> Tower Hamlets </li><li> Walsall </li><li> Woking </li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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