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Results 781–800 of 2000 for postal vote

Written Answers — Justice: Elections (18 Jun 2008)

Bridget Prentice: The number of representations which my Department has received between 1 January 2006 to 16 June 2008 on (a) postal voting fraud and (b) voter under-registration is as follows: Subject 2006 2007 2008 Total number of representations( 1) Postal Voting Fraud 19 19 15 53 Voter Under-registration 14 0 29 43 (1) This is an approximate number of representations which...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (18 Jun 2008)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of (a) postal vote fraud and (b) other electoral fraud were detected in (i) European elections, (ii) parliamentary elections and (iii) local elections in the UK in each of the last 30 years.

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (17 Jun 2008)

Bridget Prentice: ...have been very few proven incidences of fraud since the new measures were brought into force. They include: Clear new powers for electoral administrators to cross-check applications to register to vote against other information the council holds. New requirement for electors to provide personal identifiers (signature and date of birth) if they wish to have a postal vote. The identifiers...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (17 Jun 2008)

Francis Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the level of postal vote fraud.

Political Parties: Funding (16 Jun 2008)

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville: ...country. Will the strengthening of the Electoral Commission—both as to quality and powers—be reflected in a greater willingness of the Government to accept its advice, especially in the area of postal votes, where in recent years the posture of the Government would have secured the admiration of Dr Pangloss?

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Schedule 41 (12 Jun 2008)

Jane Kennedy: ...from the date on which HMRC sends a document, because that is the date it can be certain of. There can be no certainty about the date that a document was received. If an appeal is late because of postal delays, for example, the cause of the late receipt would be taken into account in considering whether there was a reasonable excuse for the lateness. If there was a reasonable excuse, the...

Local Elections (Warrington) (10 Jun 2008)

Helen Jones: ...and Croft ward there were severe problems, in that the polling station for the Newchurch area was supposed to be moved right to the end of that area, meaning a long walk down a long road for many voters. The polling station in Mee Brow, which is traditionally an area of low turnout, was to disappear altogether and people were expected to trek more than a mile up a very busy road to the...

Written Answers — Justice: Electoral Fraud (10 Jun 2008)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on postal vote fraud; and what response he has made to them.

Prayers: Voting Age (Reduction) Bill (6 Jun 2008)

Kevan Jones: ...made is the one about turnout. The idea is that, if we are to engage young people in the electoral process, reducing the age to 16 would mean that they all flocked to the ballot boxes and started voting in local elections. I will refer later to the wider problem, which is not necessarily down to young people. Different sections of society are not voting. We should take certain steps to...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Voting Methods: Standards (16 May 2008)

Helen Jones: ...ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps are being taken to monitor the effectiveness of the delivery of (a) poll cards and (b) postal votes in each local authority area.

Maldives: Elections (14 May 2008)

Lord Baker of Dorking: ...the Minister ensure that we have free and fair elections in this country by implementing the recommendations of the Electoral Commission and of two judges, who described the present systems for postal voting as fraudulent, worthy only of a banana republic?

Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Regulation of Loans etc.: Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (12 May 2008)

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville: ...since I recall with vividness the remarkable way in which the late great Lord Williams of Mostyn, who was once responsible for Northern Ireland affairs in your Lordships' House, turned the Bill on voting, postal votes and registration in Northern Ireland electoral matters totally around between Second Reading and Third Reading in this House, the Bill having already gone through the House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Elections (Turnout) (8 May 2008)

David Chaytor: Is it not the case that the most effective way of increasing participation in any election is by having 100 per cent. postal voting? The hon. Gentleman will know that, after the parliamentary by-election on 22 May in Crewe and Nantwich, the next most important occasion in the electoral calendar this year will be 3 July when we hold a mayoral referendum in Bury. Will he raise with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Fraud (8 May 2008)

Andrew Rosindell: ...and local elections, will he tell us what investigations and reviews the Electoral Commission is carrying out to ensure the integrity of the electoral process, particularly with regards to postal voting? That is of great concern to a number of people because fraud has taken place in recent and past local elections.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 May 2008)

David Chaytor: ...constituency of Bury, North today—[Hon. Members: "Hear, hear!"] In Bury, we now have the only Tory leader in the country who has been subject to a police investigation into fiddling pensioners' postal votes. In my constituency of Bury, North there is a job for almost everyone able and willing to work, but the Prime Minister will know that there is severe economic pressure on many working...

Public Bill Committee: Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill (7 May 2008)

Andrew Miller: ...with an amendment to the sittings motion to enable us to complete our business, but several events make that inappropriate at present. My hon. Friend the Minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs and the hon. Member for Huntingdon referred to such matters last night in the debate on the money resolution. A discussion is being held outside this place to address a matter that all...

Business of the House (1 May 2008)

George Young: Has the Leader of the House had time to read a report published recently by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the postal voting system, which identifies a number of risks associated with the current regime? Does she agree that, after today's local elections, it would be a good idea to hold an early debate in Government time on the integrity of the postal voting system?

Points of Order: New Writ (Crewe and Nantwich) (30 Apr 2008)

Simon Hughes: ...terms. It reduces the opportunity for people to consider whether they wish to be candidates, and for their parties to consider that matter. It reduces the opportunity for people to apply for postal votes so that they can take part in the process, and it reduces people's ability to take part in the debate about the politics of the constituency and the country. I hope that we can re-examine...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Slough (30 Apr 2008)

Bridget Prentice: ...system, and there have been very few proven incidents of fraud since the new measures were brought into force. They include: Electoral administrators write to everyone who has applied for a postal vote acknowledging receipt of their application and confirming the outcome—this will alert people to any applications for postal votes made falsely on their behalf. Postal vote applicants have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2008)

Jack Straw: ...the truth for any political party. In any case, as he knows, if the next election is fought in 2010, it will be based on registers that will be completed this October through to December. As far as postal votes are concerned, I remind the hon. Gentleman that the decision to extend postal voting was made on an all-party basis in about 2000-01. I accept, as does my hon. Friend the Member...


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