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1132561
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Freedom of Information Act 2000 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will extend the Freedom of Information Act to include (a) tenants management organisations and (b) housing associations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 265496 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 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government agrees that landlords, including housing associations, should be accountable and transparent in their dealings with tenants and be responsive to their needs. The extension of the FOI to housing associations is, however, not considered the best means of achieving that.</p><p> </p><p>Housing Associations are already required to make a significant amount of information public. They are required to publish their accounts annually, including a strategic report covering issues such as the remunerations of key personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulator of Social Housing, which regulates the sector, also publishes information supplied by Housing Association at individual provider level, including details of their stock holdings, rent levels and evictions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T09:57:03.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T09:57:03.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1132879
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Bodies more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual cost to the public purse of the 406 agencies and other public bodies listed on the gov.uk website is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 266186 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Public Bodies 2018/19 report, published on 22 March 2019, sets out the gross resource expenditure of<br>the 301 arm’s length bodies which include all executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies as well<br>as non-ministerial departments, the latter of which are not included in the 406 bodies listed on gov.uk. As of<br>31 March 2018, the gross resource expenditure was £203.8 billion. Further information on how this cost is<br>broken down per organisation across services provided, running costs of the organisation and other costs<br>can be obtained from the organisations directly</p><p>The annual cost to the public purse of the other public bodies listed on the gov.uk website is not held<br>centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T15:46:05.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:46:05.5Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
4663
star this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1133264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not issued a commencement order for Section 10 of the Political Parties Act 2009, in relation to non-resident donors. 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 266672 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 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Successive Governments have considered section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable</p><p>There is already a robust legal framework in place to ensure only individuals that are registered on the electoral register and organisations that carry out business in the UK can<br>make donations to political organisations in the UK</p><p>In May this year, the Government announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider<br>recommendations on foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:25:16.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:25:16.157Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1133644
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sikhs: Census more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many representations he has received on the inclusion of Sikh as a separate ethnicity on the census. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 267292 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office has received a number of representations on the proposed content of the census as set out in the white paper “Help Shape Our Future: The 2021 Census of Population and Housing in England and Wales”. These include the addition of Sikh as a separate ethnicity on the census.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:48:32.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:48:32.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1133646
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: EU Nationals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons EU citizens were not issued with an EU election voter registration and declaration form when they voted in local elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267294 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>It is for individual Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to decide how to fulfil their statutory duty to encourage participation by electors in the electoral process in the area in which they act and take the necessary steps to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
unstar 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, what support he provided to local authority electoral registration officers to ensure that EU citizens had sufficient time to return their declaration forms to vote in the 2019 European elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267295 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliament elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May. We also worked with Returning Officers and the Electoral Commission and other agencies such as the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to support the smooth running of the polls.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133650
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department decided not to extend the deadline for EU citizens to return their voter registration and declaration forms for the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267296 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest date in which an EU citizen can submit a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (known as a UC1 form) to register as an elector in the European Parliamentary elections is 12 working days before the date of the election. For the recent European Parliamentary elections that deadline was 7th May. The 12 working day deadline is based on two provisions relating to the application process and the publication of, and alterations to, the register before the election. The provisions are contained in section 13B of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and regulation 29 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001; and the equivalent provisions in the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 as applied by Schedule 001 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001. To change the 12 working day deadline would require changes to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The UC1 form implements a requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1134105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Voting Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to give prisoners in England the right to vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 268431 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>It is the Government’s long-established position that when someone commits a crime, which is sufficiently serious to receive a prison sentence, they are deemed to have broken their contract with society to such an extent that they should not have the right to vote until they are ready to be back in the community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T09:57:09.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T09:57:09.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1134276
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has received legal advice on its recent performance of its obligations under Article 20(2)(b) TFEU to guarantee EU citizens resident in the UK the right to vote and to stand as candidates in elections to the European Parliament under the same conditions as UK nationals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 268457 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliamentary<br>elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to<br>make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May.</p><p>The necessity for EU citizens to complete a UC1 form to be able to vote in European Parliamentary<br>elections implements a requirement under EU law. This is not a new requirement and has been in<br>place for previous European Parliamentary elections. Similar provisions apply to UK citizens living<br>in other EU Member States</p><p>As with any election we will reflect on proceedings and outcomes. In line with their statutory duty,<br>the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this<br>year, which the Government will consider in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T09:57:58.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T09:57:58.13Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
4013
star this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1134466
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266672 on Political Parties: Finance, for what reason the Government considers Section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable. 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 268969 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable, and the Conservative Government continues to hold this view.</p><p>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC).</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s tax status is subject to confidentiality between them and HMRC. It may therefore be difficult or impossible for the political party and the Electoral Commission to accurately determine whether a donor meets the permissibility test set out section 10 in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009.</p><p>The Government also has a principled objection to the measures:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations. There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, as I stated in my previous answer, the Government has announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider recommendations on tackling loopholes in relation to foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies which are not properly operating in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this