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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Devolution: Scotland 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 what meetings have taken place between House of Lords Ministers and Ministers in the Scottish Government in the last six months. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL93 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>UK Government Ministers, including Lords Ministers, have had frequent meetings with the Scottish Government over the last six months, on both a bilateral and multilateral basis. These meetings have discussed a wide number of topics relating to matters of interest to both the UK Government and the Scottish Government. For example, as Chair of the Joint Ministerial Committee (Europe), Lord Callanan (Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union) meets with his counterpart in the Scottish Government on a regular basis. In the last six months, he has also been joined by Lords Ministers from BEIS, the Home Office and the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:50:50.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:50:50.81Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1149802
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Ministerial Committee more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government who attends on their behalf meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committees with the (1) Scottish and (2) Welsh Governments. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL94 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Attendees at meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committees (JMCs) vary depending on the meeting and agenda.</p><p>At the last meeting of JMC(Plenary) (JMC(P)) on 19 December 2018, the UK Government was represented by: the then Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP, the then Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, and the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP. The communique can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-communique-19-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-communique-19-december-2018</a></p><p>At the last meeting of the JMC(EU Negotiations) (JMC(EN)) the UK Government was represented by: The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP; the Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, Lord Callanan; The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Robin Walker MP; The Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alister Jack MP (via teleconference); and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Kevin Foster MP (via teleconference). The communique can be found here:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-eu-negotiations-communique-10-oct" target="_blank"> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-eu-negotiations-communique-10-oct</a></p><p>At the last meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (Europe) (JMC(E)) on 10 October the UK Government was represented by: Lord Callanan, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union; Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland; Kevin Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales (via teleconference); Jake Berry MP, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (via teleconference).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T12:42:24.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T12:42:24.417Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1149844
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prorogation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 October (HL17934), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the constitutional and political implications of the Supreme Court ruling that the Government's decision to advise Her Majesty The Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, and therefore the subsequent prorogation was void and of no effect. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL136 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Since the judgment, the Prime Minister requested a prorogation of Parliament from the 8 October ahead of a Queen's Speech which took place on the 14th October. The implication of the Supreme Court judgment was considered in making that decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T16:40:22.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T16:40:22.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1150420
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Public Appointments 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 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which public appointments he is responsible for. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 1569 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The public appointments that the department is responsible for making are set out in the Schedule to the Public Appointments Order in Council 2019. <a href="https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf" target="_blank">https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hart more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T16:07:40.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T16:07:40.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1150745
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that their proposals to "protect the integrity of the electoral system" include provisions to ensure people with conditions such as sight loss are able to vote. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced in conjunction with the Queen’s Speech that it intends to bring forward a package of measures that respond to issues raised in the Government’s response to the 2018 Call for Evidence on Access to Elections. These will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities, including people with sight loss, in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T12:21:35.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T12:21:35.707Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150746
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the judgment by the High Court in May which ruled that the current method used in elections to make ballot papers accessible for blind and partially sighted voters was unlawful, what plans they have to reform that method. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work with the Cabinet Office chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group to make an informed assessment of the most suitable options to take forward. Work has been undertaken to revise guidance to electoral administrators and, with input from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), to research technical solutions which will be further discussed at a dedicated sub-group. Officials are also due to hold a meeting specifically on this topic with the RNIB shortly.</p><p>The proposals announced as part of the package around the Queen’s Speech, will bring forward measures that respond to issues raised in the Government’s response to the 2018 Call for Evidence on Access to Elections. This will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities, including sight loss, in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T12:22:20.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T12:22:20.69Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150747
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that any introduction of a photographic ID requirement for voting will not have a disproportionate effect on blind and partially sighted people. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Voter ID is part of a body of work this Government is delivering to strengthen the integrity of our electoral system and give the public confidence that our elections are secure and fit for the 21st century.</p><p>We will continue to consult and work with a broad range of representative groups, charities and civil society organisations to understand the needs of all voters. We will also continue to listen to the Cabinet Office Accessibility of Elections Working Group, which includes in its membership the Royal National Institute of Blind people.</p><p>We will keep Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at the core of our preparations and work with stakeholders as we take forward measures to improve the integrity and accessibility of our elections. These measures will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T15:30:56.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T15:30:56.98Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150748
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star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Proof of Identity more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that the application process for any free alternative form of electoral ID is well publicised and accessible. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL222 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Voter ID is part of a body of work this Government is delivering to strengthen the integrity of our electoral system and give the public confidence that our elections are secure and fit for the 21st century. As was the case in the 2018 and 2019 voter ID pilots, electors who do not have any of the required types of ID will be able to apply for a locally issued electoral identity document, free of charge.</p><p>The Electoral Commission will be responsible for the national awareness raising campaign to ensure that all voters know how to ensure they have the ID required to vote. A great deal of work was done by each local authority in the voter ID pilots to ensure all voters were aware of the requirement to provide ID and they were able to obtain locally issued ID if required.</p><p>We will continue working with the pilot authorities who have tested voter ID, the Electoral Commission, and the Cabinet Office pilot and reference group to develop a secure and accessible process for national implementation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:11:43.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:11:43.12Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150749
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-19more like thismore than 2019-10-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of elections for blind and partially sighted people; and what steps they intend to take to ensure that the new photographic ID requirement does not decrease that accessibility. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL223 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>In 2018 the Government issued a Call for Evidence on Access to Elections. It received over 250 responses and in a subsequent response paper set out some of the things it was going to look at, including elements that address accessibility issues for people with sight loss.</p><p>With regard to piloting voter identification in polling stations, the Government has worked with the Access to Elections Working Group, which includes people from RNIB, Mencap and other organisations representing disabled people, to consider how accessibility can be maintained. The Government has also worked with a wide range of other stakeholders. We will continue consultation with all of these organisations, keeping Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at the core of our planning for the roll out of voter ID in Great Britain.</p><p>We are also starting to bring forward measures which respond to issues raised in the Government’s response to the 2018 Call for Evidence on Access to Elections, with the proposals announced as part of the package around the Queen’s Speech. These will include increasing the range of support available to voters with disabilities in polling stations and allowing a wider range of people (such as carers) to assist disabled voters in polling stations if needed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T12:17:11.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T12:17:11.633Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3783
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
1150857
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Regeneration: Birkenhead 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 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding was (a) awarded and (b) allocated to Birkenhead under neighbourhood and community renewal schemes in each year since since 1989. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 2688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally and could only be produced at a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hart more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T17:12:58.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T17:12:58.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this