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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers’ Charges) (No. 2) Order 2017 more like this
star 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, for what reason the Government tabled the Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Charges) (No. 2) Order 2017 to replace the order introduced on 4 May 2017; what the cost of that replacement is; and what lessons have been learnt from that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 7706 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>A review of all the initial allocations for England, Scotland and Wales identified that a mixture of erroneous and inconsistent data provided by Returning Officers in previous claims, added to some clerical errors in transposing data, led to some of the allocations for 8 June being incorrect.</p><p> </p><p>Cabinet Office produced a revised schedule with amended allocations for the affected constituencies. It was important to get the correct figures published ahead of the general election so that returning officers had clarity on the actual level of funding available to them to assist them in carefully planning their expenses in the run up to the election.</p><p> </p><p>There were no costs associated with the publishing of a revised Charges Order.</p><p> </p><p>Expense claim forms have now been redesigned to assist returning officers to more fully and accurately complete their claim forms. The Association of Electoral Administrators is providing training to elections staff on claims and this appears also to be leading to more accurately completed forms.</p><p> </p>
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 2017-09-12T09:13:34.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T09:13:34.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
810665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Finance more like this
star 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, for what reasons the budgets of Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers are exempt from Freedom of Information requirements; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing that exemption to increase transparency in the funding of elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 121010 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government agrees that Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers should be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.</p><p>Whilst there are issues which require careful consideration, there are a number of potential benefits to ensuring the information held by Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and Returning Officers (ROs) is publicly available such as enhancing their accountability to the public and providing greater transparency as to the work underway to support electoral registration, which is vital in underpinning the democratic process.</p><p>Many EROs and ROs choose to voluntarily disclose information when requested under the FOI Act and the Association of Electoral Administrators, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and the Electoral Commission have previously stated that they are in favour of bringing EROs under the FOI Act</p><p>However, the maximum recoverable amounts made available to Returning Officers for the conduct of national polls are published in advance of the poll in the corresponding Charges Order and are already publicly available.</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 2018-01-17T14:01:49.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T14:01:49.303Z
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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 Cat Smith more like this
869515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting more like this
star 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, how his Department plans to evaluate the postal vote pilots; what indicators will be used to measure the success of those pilots; what methods will be used to collect the information relating to those pilots; who will be responsible for implementing the evaluation plan; and how and when the results of that evaluation will be shared. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 134029 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 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy and the Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p>Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Swindon and Watford have committed to pilot voter ID in May 2018 and Tower Hamlets, Slough and Peterborough are piloting measures to improve the security of the postal vote process.</p><p>The pilot authorities, Cabinet Office and the Electoral Commission have worked collaboratively to agree what information will be collected from the pilots and how it will be collected.</p><p>The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings following the May elections, in the summer of 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 134027 more like this
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less than 2018-03-27T13:09:03.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-27T13:09:03.513Z
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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 Cat Smith more like this
869513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Proof of Identity more like this
star 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, how his Department plans to evaluate the voter ID pilot; what indicators will be used to measure the success of that pilot; what methods will be used to collect information related to that pilot; who will be responsible for implementing the evaluation plan; and how and when will the results of that evaluation will be shared. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 134027 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 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy and the Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p>Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Swindon and Watford have committed to pilot voter ID in May 2018 and Tower Hamlets, Slough and Peterborough are piloting measures to improve the security of the postal vote process.</p><p>The pilot authorities, Cabinet Office and the Electoral Commission have worked collaboratively to agree what information will be collected from the pilots and how it will be collected.</p><p>The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings following the May elections, in the summer of 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 134029 more like this
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less than 2018-03-27T13:09:03.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-27T13:09:03.467Z
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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 Cat Smith more like this
722057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) staff of his Department and (b) consultants have been employed in cyber security roles in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 71076 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 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Within Cabinet Office, the Cyber and Government Security Directorate (CGSD) is responsible for ensuring delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy. At any one time approximately 45 full time equivalent staff in CGSD work directly on cyber security. There have been no consultants employed in cyber security roles within CGSD over the last 5 years. At various times CGSD has employed secondees from the private sector.</p><p> </p><p>There are other roles in Cabinet Office teams which work partially on cyber security as part of broader policy and security issues. Details of exact numbers of roles and responsibilities over the last five years could only be determined at a disproportionate cost.</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 2017-04-25T15:07:43.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T15:07:43.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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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 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many additional polling station staff in each local authority area were required to deliver the local government election voter ID pilots; and what the average number was of additional staff at a single polling station who were required to carry out identity checks as a result of the pilot scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 145352 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 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Voter ID is an important step to ensuring the public can have greater confidence in our democratic system.</p><p> </p><p>Voter ID was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May by five local authorities: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. Proxy voters in Peterborough were also required to show ID before they could vote. The overwhelming majority of people cast their vote without a problem and local authorities’ data shows that this is a reasonable and proportionate measure to take.</p><p> </p><p>Each pilot authority decided its own staff requirements and it would be for pilot authorities to confirm the details of any additional staff they may have required. The Cabinet Office will meet the additional cost of the voter ID pilots.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of voter ID will be the subject of the Electoral Commission’s independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and it will publish its findings in the summer of 2018.</p> more like this
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 2018-05-22T12:56:39.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T12:56:39.26Z
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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 Cat Smith more like this
914990
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
star 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, how many allegations of impersonation were made to the police in each of the five local authorities piloting voter ID at the 2018 local government elections; and what proportion of votes cast in each of the five local authorities those cases represent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 148910 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>Voter ID is an important step to ensuring the public can have greater confidence in our democratic system.</p><p> </p><p>Information relating to the number of allegations of impersonation is not held centrally by the Cabinet Office. This information is a matter for each relevant police force and Returning Officer.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of voter ID, including data from police forces will be the subject of the Electoral Commission’s independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and it will publish its findings in the summer of 2018:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/242016/Background-Briefing-Electoral-Commission-evaluation-of-voter-ID-pilots.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/242016/Background-Briefing-Electoral-Commission-evaluation-of-voter-ID-pilots.pdf </a></p> more like this
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 2018-06-07T10:00:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T10:00:24.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
914989
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many allegations of impersonation were made to the police in relation to the 2018 local government elections; how many of those allegations are under investigation; and what the proportion of the votes cast at those elections those cases represent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 148909 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to creating a clear and secure democracy that works for</p><p>everyone and, as part of this, wants to ensure that fraud is stamped out in all elections. Any</p><p>instance of electoral fraud is one instance too many. The Electoral Commission collates information on allegations of electoral fraud at elections and in due course will publish a report covering polls held in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 148887 more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T09:58:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T09:58:45.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Digital Service more like this
star 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, how many and what proportion of Government Departments use the services of the Government Digital Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 112483 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 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Digital Service (GDS) works across the whole of government to help departments and agencies with their own digital transformation, and provides reusable components, like <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a> Verify, <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a> Pay, and <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a> Notify, so government can build services efficiently and run them well.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T16:16:46.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T16:16:46.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
968352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading General Election 2017: Returning Officers more like this
star 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, how many and what proportion of returning officers spent in excess of their maximum recoverable amount at the 2017 general election. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 170903 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 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office is responsible for the settlement of election expenses claims in respect of constituencies in England and Wales. Data for constituencies in Northern Ireland and Scotland is not available to the Cabinet Office at present.</p><p> </p><p>The number of claims that exceeded the maximum recoverable amount in England and Wales at the 2017 UK parliamentary general election was 236. This is 41% of the claims for consideration by the Cabinet Office. The Elections Claims Unit at the Cabinet Office is scrutinising these claims to ensure that the expenses claimed were reasonable and necessary for the efficient and effective delivery of the poll as is required by law. This could result in some claims being settled at an amount that is less than originally claimed and below the maximum recoverable amount for that constituency and therefore the overall number of claims that are over spent could change.</p> more like this
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 2018-09-10T15:44:10.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T15:44:10.387Z
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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 Cat Smith more like this