Electoral Register: Finance

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2015 to Question 10532, when he plans for the further 57 local authorities referred to in that Answer to find out about funding for the transition to individual electoral registration.

Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2015 to Question 10532, how many local authorities have applied for funding from his Department for the transition to individual electoral registration.

Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2015 to Question 10532, on electoral register: finance, with which local authorities his Department is agreeing funding.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Government Whip, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

In total, 116 local authorities are receiving additional funding to help target their remaining carry forward entries. They have all now been informed. Almost £700k was allocated to 60 authorities where carry forwards made up over 5% of their register in May. Furthermore, 70 local authorities successfully submitted bids for additional funding and will share £500,000. Of the 70, 14 authorities that are receiving direct funding successfully bid for more. In addition to the 70 successful bids, 2 further bids were received but were later withdrawn by both authorities.

The table sets out all 116 authorities who are receiving additional funding directly and those who submitted a successful bid along with the total amount they are receiving.

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