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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many proxy vote applications there were in each Northern Ireland constituency for the general elections in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2017; and whether they intend to investigate possible electoral fraud in relation to proxy voting in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The administration of proxy voting is an operational matter for the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland. All evidence received by the Chief Electoral Officer regarding possible electoral fraud is passed to the PSNI for investigation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The following table has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland and contains the number of proxy vote applications in each constituency in Northern Ireland for the Parliamentary general elections in 2010, 2015 and 2017:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast East</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast North</p></td><td><p>91</p></td><td><p>177</p></td><td><p>739</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast South</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast West</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>168</p></td><td><p>1026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Antrim</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Londonderry</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>1454</p></td><td><p>1707</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foyle</p></td><td><p>159</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>1282</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lagan Valley</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mid Ulster</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>1127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newry &amp; Armagh</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>1304</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Antrim</p></td><td><p>71</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>507</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Down</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Antrim</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Down</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>564</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strangford</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>197</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Upper Bann</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>322</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Tyrone</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>505</p></td><td><p>914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2109</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5432</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11707</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the rise in the number of proxy votes being applied for in recent elections in Northern Ireland; and what action they are taking to ensure fraud is detected and avoided. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL126 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The administration of proxy voting is an operational matter for the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland who will conduct a routine post-election review of all administrative procedures. The Electoral Commission will also report on the administration of the election in due course. The Government will consider any recommendations about dealing with fraud from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Electoral Commission carefully.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:10:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:10:55.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland following the two elections held in Northern Ireland this year. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL121 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland successfully administered two unscheduled elections during 2017. The Electoral Commission’s research with voters and campaigners found high levels of confidence that the Northern Ireland Assembly election held on 2 March 2017 was well-run.</p><p>The progress on the consultation on the future delivery of electoral services in Northern Ireland was unavoidably delayed owing to the need for the Electoral Office to focus on delivering the elections that have been held since the consultation closed in January, as well as the purdah periods which have also accompanied those elections. The Government and the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will continue to reflect upon the most appropriate point to issue a joint response to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL122 more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to bringing forward legislation to prevent party workers distributing election material from standing immediately outside access point to polling stations in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL123 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not received any recent representations on the issue of party workers outside polling stations. However, the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will conduct a routine post-election review of all administrative procedures and the Electoral Commission will also report on the administration of the election in due course. The Government will consider any recommendations arising from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Electoral Commission carefully.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL124 more like this
HL125 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:13:04.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to proceed with a consultation on the future operation and deployment of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL122 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland successfully administered two unscheduled elections during 2017. The Electoral Commission’s research with voters and campaigners found high levels of confidence that the Northern Ireland Assembly election held on 2 March 2017 was well-run.</p><p>The progress on the consultation on the future delivery of electoral services in Northern Ireland was unavoidably delayed owing to the need for the Electoral Office to focus on delivering the elections that have been held since the consultation closed in January, as well as the purdah periods which have also accompanied those elections. The Government and the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will continue to reflect upon the most appropriate point to issue a joint response to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL121 more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.89Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many paramilitary prisoners were released on licence after the Belfast Agreement of 1998. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL636 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Northern Ireland Office officials are currently undertaking a consolidation exercise with officials in the Northern Ireland Prison Service to confirm the answer to this question. I will write to the Noble Lord once this exercise has been completed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:23:21.8864494Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:23:21.8864494Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many so-called peace walls currently exist in Belfast; what is their total size (meaning their height multiplied by their breadth); and what were the equivalent figures in 2000 and 2010, or their best estimates of those figures. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL6805 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 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This is a devolved matter and the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Minister of Justice. The Noble Lord may, however, wish to note the Community Relations Council publication at: <a href="http://www.community-relations.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Peace-Monitoring-Report-2014.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.community-relations.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Peace-Monitoring-Report-2014.pdf</a>. This refers to the number of peace walls as part of its report.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Office does not keep statistics on peace walls which became the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Executive following the devolution of policing and justice matters in 2010. The Noble Lord may wish to contact the Department of Justice to obtain the information he seeks.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many super-injunctions on matters relating to libel or privacy are in place in Northern Ireland; and whether any have been granted since 1 January 2014. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL6544 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Libel and Privacy law is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and is a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many suspects of terrorist-related offences have been given assurances by letter that they will not be subject to investigation. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL635 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The administrative scheme relating to so-called “On the Runs” did not promise people that they would not be subject to investigation. Rather, the letters issued were only a statement of fact at a particular point in time that the individuals concerned were not sought for arrest.</p><p>As the Noble Lord may be aware the Report by Lady Justice Hallett into the “On the Runs” administrative scheme will be published by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 17 July 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T13:27:21.0632156Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T13:27:21.0632156Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parades Commission more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Northern Ireland Parades Commission cost in each of the last 10 years. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL926 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information relating to the cost of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission and remuneration of Commission members and chair is published in the Commission's Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.paradescommission.org/Resources.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.paradescommission.org/Resources.aspx</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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HL924 more like this
HL925 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:50:31.1055075Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:50:31.1055075Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this