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House of Commons Commission: Family-Friendly Parliament (21 Apr 2016)

Tom Brake: That, I think, is another matter that is as much for the House as for the Commission. Clearly the House can ensure that this place is as accessible to Members who are away as to those who are present by means of, for instance, the IT provision, but I think that issues such as e-voting need to be considered by a much wider range of organisations than just the Commission.

Trade Union Bill - Report (16 Mar 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: This is an important debate, and I thank noble Lords who have taken time to contribute. I think that the sense of the House is clear, and I would say that electronic communications are the future—as I have said on many occasions, on other matters. Society is changing, as the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake, explained so eloquently, which is why the Government are promoting the programme of...

Digital Democracy Commission (10 Feb 2016)

Therese Coffey: I certainly will—I assure the hon. Lady of that. I want briefly to flag up some of the other recommendations before coming to the issues on which she spent a lot of time in her speech. For young people the new education centre has been a huge success and I hope the House will record how successful it has been throughout the United Kingdom. In terms of the new forum, the cyber chain has been...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (1st Day) (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Dobbs: My Lords, I must apologise to the House. My head is full of cold, and if I expire half way through my remarks I know that at least I shall have the support of a large number of your Lordships in that. I shall be mercifully short. I have listened carefully to this interesting debate. I hope that the noble Lord, Lord Oates, was wrong when he said in promoting his amendment that the Government...

Bill Presented: Clause 2 — Ballots: 50% turnout requirement (10 Nov 2015)

Jonathan Djanogly: I rise to speak to new clauses 5, 6, 7 and 9. In overall terms and despite the heat coming out of the Bill, I think we can all agree that we have moved a very long way in industrial relations and strike laws towards consensus and away from the polarisation we saw in the early 1980s. The Trade Union Act 1984 requirement for compulsory industrial action ballots to be put in place for there to...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Union Bill: Examination of Witnesses (15 Oct 2015)

James Cartlidge: I thank all four of you for coming. I am pleased that we have focused on the thresholds issue, and I agree that it is by far the most important point. In evidence on Tuesday, we heard a large number of examples of serious disruption caused to ordinary members of the public on relatively low turnouts. For example, David Martin, who is a director of Arriva buses, which operates in London,...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 4 — Conduct regulations, etc (18 Jun 2015)

David Lidington: One thing about the European referendum campaign, which I think the public will expect, is that people from both the hon. Gentleman’s party and mine will be campaigning in both the yes and no camps. Both parties are broad churches and we accept that that is a reality. I do not think the British public are incapable of understanding that the European question is one that cuts across normal...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — backbench business — Digital Democracy (10 Mar 2015)

Tom Brake: Indeed. The report contains 34 specific recommendations. I do not have time to comment on all of them individually, so I will highlight key areas, particularly those in which the Government have a lead responsibility. I will also try to address the points that Members have made on which the Government have a view. The Speaker’s commission makes some useful recommendations about engaging the...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy (23 Feb 2015)

William Hague: The majority of the recommendations in the report from the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy are for the House itself to consider and respond to. In relation to the recommendations regarding the legislative process, the Government is committed to ensuring that the legislation it puts before Parliament is of a high standard and to ensuring that Parliament has the necessary means by...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Commission on Digital Democracy (4 Dec 2014)

Robert Halfon: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy is looking at innovative ways of engaging with the public on democracy, including e-voting and other matters? Does he not think that we should consider such important ways forward in conjunction with consideration of how the public regard voting and democracy in the present day?

Business of the House (27 Mar 2014)

Andrew Lansley: We are of course making progress on individual electoral registration, which I hope will allow people in England and Wales to register online for the first time from June. We are putting the maximisation of registration at the heart of our work to improve the electoral system, but we want to make sure that individual electoral registration is working well before we consider any further...

Bills Presented — Public Debt Management Bill: Clause 5 — Invitations to register (25 Jun 2012)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Electoral Commission’s report on the pilots a few years ago, which was buried following outcry from the Daily Mail and others, said that in most of the pilots—including e-voting, text voting and, to give an example from my constituency, full postal voting—fraud was negligible?

Bills Presented — Public Debt Management Bill: Clause 9 — Piloting registration provision (25 Jun 2012)

Angela Smith: Again, my hon. Friend makes a valuable point. I represent the city of Sheffield and the borough of Barnsley in Parliament. As anybody who knows south Yorkshire will be aware, it is probably one of the hilliest areas in the country; Sheffield is probably the hilliest city in Great Britain. As my hon. Friend is well aware, it is built on seven hills; there are constant arguments about who lives...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Participation (20 Dec 2011)

Nick Clegg: It is always worth looking to see whether we could use or deploy e-voting. As the hon. Gentleman probably knows, it poses some serious security issues. It has been looked at in the past and we will continue to look at it. The hon. Gentleman shakes his head, but most people who have looked at internet voting feel that there is a real issue about whether it can be done in a secure and safe way....

Elections: Voting Arrangements — Question for Short Debate (2 Mar 2011)

Lord McNally: No, we will not do so. I will come back to that. A number of countries have moved to e-voting but some have stepped back from it-in particular, the Netherlands and a number of states in the United States-because of the security issues that were referred to by the noble Lord, Lord Patten. One problem is that e-voting is vulnerable to attack and to fraud. On the other hand, I have actually...

Opposition Day: All-party groups (7 Feb 2011)

Resolved, That- (1) this House agrees with the recommendations in the Eighth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges of Session 2008-09, on All-Party Groups (HC 920); and (2) accordingly the resolution of the House of 17 December 1985, as amended on 10 March 1989 and 29 July 1998, be further amended by leaving out paragraph 3 and inserting:- "3. Groups whose membership: • is...

Opposition Day: Registration of Members' Financial Interests (7 Feb 2011)

John Bercow: Order. Just before the right hon. Gentleman continues, I note that he has referred to matters that are in motion 3. I make no complaint about that, but it leads me to think that, for the purposes of his speech, he is conflating the two separate motions. As I say, I make no complaint about that. No request was made that the motions be taken together, but if it is for the convenience of the...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (13 Dec 2010)

Lord Desai: My Lords, it never fails to surprise me that when people want to resist an advance in the franchise all the same objections are made. They say, "These people do not know how to vote. They are not interested in politics; they are just not good enough". That happened in 1832 and it has been happening steadily ever since, every time a reform is suggested, especially when people believe sincerely...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (25 Oct 2010)

Mark Harper: The Government are keen to ensure that disabled people are supported to participate in political and public life and that the electoral process is accessible to all electors. This reflects our commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and in particular the obligations set out in Article 29. This is why the Cabinet Office has made an early commitment as part...

Electoral Administration Reform (16 Jun 2010)

Mark Harper: My hon. Friend makes a good point. He spoke earlier about internet and phone voting. I am familiar with some of the e-voting processes that took place in Swindon. We shall consider the evidence, to discover the extent to which they drove up turnout. I pick up on the other points made by the hon. Lady. She highlighted the problem of jointly nominated candidates not being able to use their...


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