Results 881–900 of 2000 for postal vote

Written Answers — House of Lords: Elections: Registration (16 May 2007)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: ...Administration Act 2006 the Government proposed piloting individual registration so that evidence could be collected. However, Parliament removed these provisions from the Act. Instead a scheme of postal voting identifiers was adopted with the support of all sides in Parliament.

Points of Order (15 May 2007)

Philip Davies: ...Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr. Dunne). Who decides what amount of time should be devoted to departmental questions? Given that the Ministry of Justice covers important matters such as prisons, postal voting, the legal aid system and magistrates courts, I feel that 20 minutes is wholly inadequate. Can you help in extending the period?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Postal Voters (15 May 2007)

Philip Dunne: ...? I sincerely hope that the usual channels will in future find more than 20 minutes a month for us to question them. Thanks to this Government's incompetent introduction of new procedures for postal voting—without there being sufficient time and technologies that worked, and without testing those technologies—how many people throughout the country were unable to exercise their right to...

Written Answers — Justice: Absent Voting: Gloucestershire (15 May 2007)

David Drew: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what percentage of the electorate in each local authority in Gloucestershire has registered for a postal vote.

Written Answers — Justice: Electoral Register: Barnet (15 May 2007)

Andrew Dismore: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what steps she is taking to monitor and improve (a) electoral registration and (b) postal vote registration in Barnet; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Justice: Postal Voting (15 May 2007)

Oliver Heald: ...of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the oral answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed of 17 April 2007, Official Report, column 159, on postal voting, in what manner the regulations were not correctly drafted.

Business of the House (10 May 2007)

David Heath: ...deal with the isolated but quite serious instances of alleged fraud—to which the only response from all parties must be zero tolerance—and the mismanagement in many areas that resulted in postal and proxy votes not being sent in time, and in polling cards sometimes being sent in multiple numbers or not at all. Such a statement will be needed sooner rather than later, given that we will...

Committee of Ministers and Council of Europe (9 May 2007)

Graham Brady: ...fact that those standards are applied throughout all 47 member states. We, too, should welcome that fact, even when it is slightly embarrassing for ourselves, given the current investigation into postal voting. It is a timely reminder that we are not in a position always to lecture others, and that we must pay heed to maintaining high standards in our own democracy and in our own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007)

Oliver Heald: .... My goodness, the prisons should watch out. The Department for Constitutional Affairs was responsible for all those problems, and for electoral administration; it was the Department in charge of postal voting and electronic counting. Is it really right that these important functions should go from the Home Office to this failing Department? The last time the Lord Chancellor tried to...

Elections: Scottish Parliament (8 May 2007)

Lord Steel of Aikwood: ...floor of a village school with much greater efficiency and accuracy than happened with our sophisticated system in Scotland. It is an acute embarrassment and a matter of public anger that so many votes were discounted. The tone of the Statement did not reflect that. I also appeal for a proper, quick, independent inquiry into what went wrong for two reasons: not just because, as my noble...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Scottish Parliamentary Elections (8 May 2007)

Douglas Alexander: ...public concern has been expressed about certain aspects of last Thursday's elections, and I entirely share that concern. It focuses mainly on three areas: the arrangements for the administration of postal ballots, the operation of e-counting machines, and the significant numbers of spoilt ballot papers on the night. When it became apparent in the early hours of Friday morning that...

Business of the House (3 May 2007)

Theresa May: ...The Leader of the House has previously said that he would welcome a debate on the Union, so when will that debate take place? Today's council elections have been marred yet again by concerns about postal voting fraud, with reports that 5 per cent. of postal votes have been discarded. That could leave thousands disfranchised. What is more, internet experts have described security for online...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Postal Voting: Lancashire (2 May 2007)

Gordon Prentice: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of the electorate has registered for a postal vote in each local authority in Lancashire.

Points of Order (30 Apr 2007)

Andrew MacKay: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sure that you are as anxious as everyone else that this Thursday's elections should be well conducted. In the light of last year's postal voting fraud and the detailed exposé in yesterday's edition of The Sunday Times, have you received a request from a Minister to make a statement on the matter of the Labour leader of Leeds council allegedly...

Elections: Signatures (26 Apr 2007)

Lord Smith of Clifton: My Lords, when the primary legislation is introduced, will the Minister undertake to include provisions for tightening up postal voting? I ask this in view of the widespread fraud that already takes place and will no doubt again take place next week.

Representation of the People (National Assembly for Wales) (Access to Election Documents) Regulations 2007 (25 Apr 2007)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin: ...insert a new Part 7 into the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001, setting out rules for the inspection, supply and sale of the marked electoral register, the marked postal voters list, and other election documents that are open to public inspection after a parliamentary election. As a matter of principle, we intend similar rules to apply to Assembly election...

Rural Post Office Network (24 Apr 2007)

Danny Alexander: ..., but enabling bank customers to carry out transactions on their account at any post office is what is really needed. Fundamentally, this debate is about the importance of providing Post Office and postal services on an equal basis to every citizen, no matter how rural or remote their community might be. That is a principle in which Liberal Democrats believe firmly and in which we are...

Public Bill Committee: Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill: Clause 43 (24 Apr 2007)

Mark Prisk: ...reform of consumer redress. Interestingly, the Government’s regulatory impact assessment relating to the amendments echoes that point. It argues that requiring companies in the energy and postal services sectors to adhere to complaints handling standards will ensure that more customer complaints are dealt with first hand by the regulated provider to the satisfaction of the consumer. So...

Public Bill Committee: Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill: Clause 30 (19 Apr 2007)

Susan Kramer: It is always dangerous when the hon. Member for Ealing, North is here. The twofold effect of the amendment is to provide, first, that an affirmative vote of the House is needed for Postwatch to be merged into the new National Consumer Council and, second, that no such order can be made before 2010. The Minister will have gathered that my party is extremely concerned about the timing of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Constitutional Affairs: Electoral Fraud (17 Apr 2007)

Tom Brake: I welcome those improvements in security, but I am sure that the Minister agrees that the introduction of postal voting damaged public confidence in the voting system because of the increased risk of fraud. What specific parallel measures has her Department introduced to ensure that the internet, telephone and advance voting pilot projects, too, are not subject to fraud?


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