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Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 15th September 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the decision-making process was for the distribution of his Department's £4.2 million Innovation Fund to improve voter registration.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The £4.2 million fund was aimed at maximising electoral registration throughout the transition to Individual Electoral Registration – the Innovation Fund was part of this.

Five national organisations received funding through the Innovation fund, to test ways of improving democratic engagement among under registered groups were selected on merit for their innovative ideas, insight, networks and knowledge of specific groups.

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