Results 1–20 of 1267 for speaker:Bridget Phillipson

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Circuses: Wild Animals (11 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The recent Public Accounts Committee report on cyber-security emphasised the considerable skills gap that the Government and wider society face in tackling the issue. Is it still the case that there is no minimum standard of competence for civil servants entrusted with a cyber-security role? What steps are the Government taking to increase the number of suitably qualified experts?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Productivity (12 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State what steps he is taking to improve productivity as part of the Industrial Strategy

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Register (11 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission does not hold data on the number of voters wrongly excluded from the electoral register at the 2017 UK general election. The electoral register is managed by individual Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) at local authorities. They are legally responsible for determining if an application to register to vote is from an eligible individual.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Register (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission undertakes voter registration and public awareness campaigns in the lead up to each major poll, including advertising targeted directly at recognised under-registered groups such as people aged 18 to 25 and UK citizens living overseas. The tables below gives totals for advertising placed explicitly and exclusively to target these two audiences in the two campaigns...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Register: Young People (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission does not hold data on the number of 18 to 25-year olds living or registered to vote in UK Parliamentary constituencies. The Electoral Commission’s most recent report on the accuracy and completeness of the electoral registers in Great Britain, which related to the 1 December 2015 registers, estimated that 71% of 20 to 24-year olds and 51% of 18 to 19-year olds...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Ballot Papers (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission collected data from Returning Officers for all UK constituencies following the UK Parliamentary general elections in 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2015. The numbers of postal votes rejected by Returning Officers were as follows: Year Postal ballots issued Postal ballots returned Postal ballots rejected Postal ballots rejected (% of those returned) 2001 1,758,055...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Cost Effectiveness (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Statement of 17 July 2017, Official Report, column 565, if she will provide a breakdown of the proposed £420 million in spending efficiencies and savings that her Department plans to make from the main capital budget.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Cost Effectiveness (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Statement of 17 July 2017, Official Report, column 565, how her Department plans to make a further £95 million in efficiencies and savings to the main capital budget.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Cost Effectiveness (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Statement of 17 July 2017, Official Report, column 565, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes to the main capital budget on fire safety in schools.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Elections: Fraud (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Commission has recommended since 2014 that an accessible proof of identity scheme should be developed and implemented for polling station voters in Great Britain. This would address the current absence of effective checks against personation and improve public confidence. The Commission notes that the Government has stated its intention to bring forward legislation during the current...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Class Sizes: Sunderland (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (ii) Sunderland in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Sunderland (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (ii) Sunderland since 2010.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Magistrates Courts: Sunderland (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service has made an assessment of the adequacy of car parking provision at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission has published two reports that include its assessment of the rules on campaign funding for the EU referendum. The commission has also completed investigations of issues with a small number of campaigner spending returns, none of which related to impermissible donations. It is continuing to consider issues with some campaigners’ spending returns, in line with its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission is aware of media reports that allege that there could have been Russian involvement in the EU referendum. These cover a wide range of alleged activities that are beyond the commission’s remit. Any allegation with evidence that a registered campaigner accepted impermissible donations from Russia would be investigated in line with the commission’s enforcement policy,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He will know that the 381 electoral registers are maintained by different electoral registration offices across the country, and it is not currently possible to interrogate them collectively in order to identify duplicate entries or voting in more than one area. The commission will be happy to work with the Government to consider potential solutions to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Election Expenses and Political Donations (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission continues to regulate the rules on UK political finance in a way that is fair and proportionate, focusing on helping parties to comply with the law. Since 2013 the commission has been calling for changes to improve enforcement and sanctioning of the political finance rules. It has recommended increasing the maximum penalty it can impose and extending its enforcement...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Election Expenses and Political Donations (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The hon. Gentleman is right to make it clear that the Electoral Commission is of the view that the maximum fine of £20,000 could well be seen as the cost of doing business. The commission has called for an increase in the maximum penalty it can impose on political parties and other campaigners. It is of the view that the penalties should be more proportionate to the income and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The commission has recommended changes to the qualifying circumstances for appointing an emergency proxy since 2011. It recommends extending the qualifying circumstances to include those who have unforeseen caring responsibilities or who have experienced the death of a close relative. In its September 2016 response to the commission’s statutory report on the 2015 general election, the...


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