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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Fraud (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Government organisations work collaboratively to address misleading websites. Websites that directly attempt to defraud users (for example, by copying government design and logos) are tackled directly and taken down. Sites can be challenged through the company that sold them the web address, or through organisations that administer the web address system. Government may also pursue site...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: In its democratic engagement plan, Every Voice Matters: Building a Democracy That Works For Everyone, the Government explored key barriers to registration identified through research and face to face engagement. We are tackling these barriers, including those faced by survivors of domestic abuse, homeless electors and young people, and have reported on our progress in our follow up report,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not hold this information. Registration statistics, including a breakdown of the numbers of people registered in each UK region, are available from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) website: Estimates of the completeness and accuracy – including those for regions across the UK – are published by the Electoral Commission. The latest...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Registration Officers (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Regulation 23 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 and the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 gives Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) wide-ranging powers to request whatever information and data they require for the purposes of maintaining the electoral registers. EROs are therefore entitled to request datasets from organisations...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Registration Officers (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office is not aware of any convictions of electoral registration officers under section 9A of the Electoral Registration Act 2006.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Registration Officers: Local Government Finance (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Since 2015, Cabinet Office has provided five years of annual grant funding to Electoral Registration Officers in England, Scotland and Wales to cover the additional cost that Individual Electoral Registration (IER) introduced to the registration system. Initial in-year allocations are paid to all local authorities in England and Wales, and valuation joint boards in Scotland as early in the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Contracts (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: From July 2019, Ministers have introduced an enhanced approvals process where all business cases with rates of £750 per day and above will require ministerial approval. The information regarding the number of contractors employed by the Cabinet Office in the last two years with a day rate of more than £750 is not held centrally and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Pursuant to my answer to Question 276193, the audit’s findings highlighted the importance of context, and areas where the process could be improved. The audit showed that the majority of programme teams have a good understanding of the human rights risks facing their programmes, and a realistic view of the extent to which risks can be mitigated. Responding to the audit’s recommendations,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Committee On the Grant of Honours Decorations and Medals (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The reformed Advisory Military Sub-Committee, with a new independent membership under the chairmanship of Dr Charles Winstanley, held its first meeting in May 2019.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register: Standards (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Electoral Commission sets performance standards for Electoral Registration Officers and assesses how they are delivering against these standards. Reports on delivery against the performance standards for electoral registration are produced by the Electoral Commission and can be found at:

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Electoral Commission (EC) has a statutory responsibility to promote awareness of elections, including registration. In this capacity, the EC leads public awareness campaigns on voter registration, notably ahead of elections. The Government does not have an allocated budget for advertising voter registration deadlines The exception was a government funded campaign in 2015 targeted...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register: Finance (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Funding for the annual household canvass and year round electoral registration (in addition to funding for polls at a local level) is paid for by the local authority using monies from the Revenue Support Grant (RSG) provided through MHCLG and the revenue raised by the authority through council tax, business rates and any reserves. This provides the majority of the funding for electoral...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Government maintains an estimate of the annual cost of electoral registration. This is supported by cost data from Electoral Registration Officers and volume data provided by electoral management systems and other sources of information. The Government recognises that Electoral Registration Officers within local authorities are best placed to make decisions on how best to target their...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Prior to the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) in 2014, the potential benefits of using Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) data as part of implementing IER were assessed. This investigation demonstrated that DVLA data could not readily be used to verify individuals’ identity, nor ascertain the names and addresses of people who are not registered but are...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Vetting: Hyperactivity (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Civil Service do not gather information on individual medical conditions. United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV), the UK’s centralised vetting provider, does not collate or report on specific medical conditions. This is due to vetting confidentiality. While medical conditions may be collected as part of vetting processes, these are recorded in narrative form. Reviewing the narrative...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Staff (25 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. UKSA Response (PDF Document, 52.97 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Underground Asset Register (24 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Geospatial Commission launched two pilots in April 2019 (one led by Ordnance Survey in the North East of England; the other by the Greater London Authority in six local authorities in London) to test the feasibility of creating a national underground asset register showing the location of underground pipes, cables and ducts to help reduce costly utility strikes and improve worker safety....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (24 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: We have already made a number of changes to procurement processes to assist small businesses and we continue to focus on breaking down the barriers to entry for SMEs. These include: ○ Increasing the transparency of opportunities via Contracts Finder, a free-to-use digital platform which covers current and future public sector contracts and award notices above £10,000 in central government...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Internet (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: A list of (a) unique visitors, (b) page views and (c) impressions from (a) the UK and (b) other countries for each of the no-deal technical guidance documents published on GOV.UK has been placed in the Library. Technical notices are one way in which the government shares information with businesses and citizens on what they need to do to prepare for a scenario where the UK leaves the EU...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: We regularly monitor the performance of all our strategic suppliers, including DXC Technology. The continued delivery of public services is our top priority. We have met with DXC Technology to understand its plans and the impact they will have on Central Government contracts. Individual contracting authorities are responsible for the performance of their contracts. We continue to support them...

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