Results 1–20 of 1433 for speaker:Chris Skidmore

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The most recent formal assessment of register quality, based on the 1 December 2015 registers and published in July 2016, found that individual electoral registration boosted the accuracy of the register by 4 per cent Alongside individual registration, the successful introduction of online registration has transformed the way citizens can register. It now takes just a few minutes to apply to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register: Disclosure of Information (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Electoral Returning Officers (EROs) already have wide powers to access data to improve the quality of the register. The Cabinet Office is working with administrators and their representatives and the Electoral Commission to investigate additional potential use of data to aid EROs in their registration duties.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government keeps elections processes and policy under review and Cabinet Office officials are actively discussing timetables and other processes with the Association of Electoral Administrators and the Electoral Commission to understand the issues and identify practicable solutions that put electors first.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: ICT (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Electronic counting is used in only a small number of polls. However, in considering whether to extend the use of electronic counting, we would need to take into account the cost, accuracy and integrity of adopting it more widely. In previous polls electronic counting has been more expensive and has not been as quick as expected in some circumstances We therefore currently have no plans to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Costs (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The process for reimbursing properly incurred costs for electoral events is overseen by the Election Claims Unit. Once claims have been received and properly scrutinised, expenses necessarily incurred for the effective and efficient delivery of the poll will be reimbursed The Election Claims Unit aims to settle claims within 12 months of them being received. The majority of electoral...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Election 2017 (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: I welcome the report by the RNIB on the experiences of blind and partially sighted people at the 2017 General Election. The Government will consider these recommendations as part of our current Call for Evidence on the experience of disabled people in registering to vote and voting and will look at the evidence as a whole in planning how to take forward any changes.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. UKSA response (PDF Document, 65.85 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has not made any assessment of the volume of Electoral Commission guidance since this is a matter for the Electoral Commission.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Personation (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: This Government is committed to creating a clear and secure democracy that works for everyone and, as part of this, wants to ensure that fraud is stamped out in elections. Any instance of electoral fraud is one instance too many. The Electoral Commission publishes annual analysis of electoral fraud on their website: http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information- by-subject/electoral-...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Employment: Bolton West (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. UKSA response (PDF Document, 142.03 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The May 2018 voter ID pilot schemes are part of a programme of reform that will enhance public confidence in our elections and strengthen electoral integrity. The opportunity to pilot voter ID in May 2018 was offered to all local authorities in Great Britain and on 16 September we announced that Woking, Gosport, Bromley and Watford have committed to do so. In addition, Tower Hamlets will be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Referendums (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Referendums held under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) have not previously allowed for sub-agents to be appointed by referendum agents. We will consider this matter further with the Electoral Commission and the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA).

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Electoral law is clear that a person must be included in the register of electors for a poll in order to be entitled to vote at that poll. The Government recognises that it is possible for postal ballot papers to be issued to a postal voter who may subsequently be removed from the register to be used at the poll. We will look to review the current provisions on the cancellation of postal...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government recognises that greater clarity could be provided on deferring publication of the electoral register under these circumstances. We will keep the matter under review and address it when the opportunity arises.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: New Businesses: Bolton (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. UKSA response (PDF Document, 65.28 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Zero Hours Contracts: Blackburn with Darwen (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. UKSA response (PDF Document, 124.82 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Election 2017: Costs (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office notified Parliament of the forecast cost of the UK general election of £140,850,000 in a Written Ministerial Statement on 13 September 2017 (Hansard Volume 628, reference HCWS130).

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Determining an individual’s registration status is the responsibility of Electoral Registration Officers and only EROs hold up-to- date information allowing a citizen to check if they are registered. This means that citizens can contact their local electoral administration office to make enquiries about registration status. Making information about registration status available on-line...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Most funding for electoral registration is the responsibility of local authorities. However, in recent years (including all the years in question) the Cabinet Office has made available extra funding to cover the additional costs of Individual Electoral Registration. Such funding will have assisted with the cost of any targeted canvassing of groups such as those without a fixed address or...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Skidmore: Citizens applying to register to vote using the Government website must enter their address. After verification, citizen applications are passed to Electoral Registration Officers. The record passed to each ERO includes the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) drawn from an Ordnance Survey database. It is up to each ERO how to make use of this UPRN.


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