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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Security more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether a (a) temporary or (b) permanent House of Commons security pass has ever been refused on the grounds that the applicant had been found to be in contempt of Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 293592 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In the past 10 years, there have been no cases where a temporary or permanent House of Commons security pass has been refused on the grounds that the applicant had been found to be in contempt of Parliament.</p><p>Parliament decides on matters of contempt, including sanctions, on a case-by-case basis, on the advice of the Committee of Privileges.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T18:46:21.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T18:46:21.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1147003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, when responsibility for Bridge Street subway was transferred to the Parliamentary Estate; and what steps the Commission took to inform Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 292136 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for the Bridge Street underpass was transferred to Parliament in May 2019. This followed its temporary closure to the public for health and safety reasons, in order to allow work to take place on the Elizabeth Tower renovation project.</p><p>Members were advised of the changes to the management of the area via an email from the House of Commons Communications Team (part of a wider &quot;Pre-Recess update for Members&quot; message) on 22 May 2019. A news item was added to the intranet on the same day. A further update was added on 8 August 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T17:31:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T17:31:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1147007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the number of violent threats made against hon. members in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 292086 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission does not hold specific figures regarding the violent threats made against hon. Members or crimes as the information will be spread across the 45 UK police forces.</p><p>The police Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team (PLaIT) is a specialist unit based at Westminster that investigate crimes and incidents that take place on the Parliamentary Estate. Since April 2017 they have collated the following figures:</p><p>April 2017–March 2018: 152<br>April 2018–March 2019: 353<br>April 2019–May 2019: 43</p><p>The figures are reported crimes to PLaIT with relevance to threats, abuse or intimidation towards MPs and their offices only. It does not include other work that PLaIT investigates. The figures do not include ones held by other forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T07:00:49.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T07:00:49.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1146278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Prorogation: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost has been to the taxpayer of the unlawful prorogation of Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 291023 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The full financial cost to the House of Commons Service is not yet known as some costs such as those relating to cancelled leave will take time to confirm. In-House Services and Participation are the teams anticipated to be the most impacted in financial terms. Current estimated costs from these two teams are as follows:</p><p><strong>In-House Services</strong><br>An estimated £173k in lost banqueting sales (gross), resulting in £102k off the catering services bottom-line. This includes staff recall costs.</p><p><strong>Participation</strong><br>Estimated lost revenue of up to £50k (£44k lost ticket sales and up to £6k if the Jubilee shop remains closed or there are fewer visitors) due to the expectation that the Palace of Westminster would be closed on Saturday 12 October to prepare for State Opening.</p><p>Total costs to the taxpayer will include other costs that fall outside of the House of Commons Service, including costs for the House of Lords and IPSA (in relation to costs for MPs returning to Westminster).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T10:54:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T10:54:28.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1146279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Sign Language more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission plans to provide British Sign Language interpreters for all Parliamentary debates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 291024 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>British Sign Language (BSL) has been provided for a number of debates in Westminster Hall over the past two years, with signing successfully integrated into the video output on parliamentlive.tv. A studio area has now been established in 7 Millbank where filming of BSL interpreters can take place.</p><p>I am pleased to inform the hon. Member that funding has been approved for BSL interpretation of Prime Minister’s Questions for the period November 2019 to March 2020 and funding for BSL interpretation beyond this period is being considered. This service will be reviewed by February 2020 and further consideration given to wider use of BSL for other Parliamentary proceedings.</p><p>A proposal for live subtitling of all proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber to be shown on parliamentlive.tv is also currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T20:44:33.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T20:44:33.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1144461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough: Westminster Station more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has taken steps to support rough sleepers moved on from Westminster tube station since the installation of the new security door to the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 286298 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
star this property answer text <p>We continue to engage with partners on addressing the difficult issue of rough sleeping in and around the station constructively and sympathetically. We are working closely with Westminster City Council to ensure that the people who sleep in the station are offered the support that they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-09-25T18:16:14.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-25T18:16:14.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1141972
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912182 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1141322
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Sign Language more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on establishing in-house BSL interpretation service for deaf visitors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 280981 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons provides a range of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation services for visitors to the Palace of Westminster and currently holds the Action on Hearing Loss ‘Louder than Words’ charter mark, which is re-accredited every three years.</p><p>Visitors on a commercial, ticketed tour can choose a BSL self-guided option which has been tested and approved by a range of deaf groups.</p><p>Visitors on a democratic access tour can also choose a BSL self-guided option, although in most cases a BSL signer would be booked and made available. The bicameral Visitor Services team has booked 35 BSL interpreters for visitors attending tours or watching parliamentary business, such as select committees, since the start of 2018. BSL interpretation can also be provided for visiting schools, although in most cases the schools themselves will bring their own interpreter.</p><p>The House is investigating the provision of a basic level of BSL training across the Visitor Services team. Training staff to a sufficiently high level of expertise to lead or interpret tours or other visiting activities has to date proved difficult due to the level and duration of training required combined with the frequency of staff turnover. The Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster is expected to provide an opportunity for wider improvements in relation to accessibility and inclusion, including interpretation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1140946
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Beverage Containers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of the effect of the 25p surcharge on hot drinks served in disposable cups on the Parliamentary estate on (a) drinks sales and (b) disposable cup waste. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 280286 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-14more like thismore than 2019-08-14
star this property answer text <p>In the nine months to September 2018, before the 25p surcharge, catering (non-banqueting) sales for hot beverages was £655,640 incl VAT. In the nine months to date, after the surcharge, hot beverage (non-banqueting) sales were £727,203 incl VAT.</p><p>There has been a reduction from 58,000 paper cups per month being sold to 15,000 on average. It is not possible to count the number of such paper cups which enter Parliamentary waste containers, but visual observation of the contents of segregated compostable waste shows that many of the compostable cups are disposed of within the Estate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-08-14T13:16:27.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-14T13:16:27.487Z
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151
star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1140213
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints have been made against Members since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279075 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics, related to the Independent Grievance and Complaints Scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated. This includes complaints made by user groups, e.g. against MPs, House staff, MPs’ staff. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1140214
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints against Members have been resolved since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279076 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics related to the independent grievance and complaints scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated and will include the number of complaints that have been resolved. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1140215
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what sanctions have been imposed on hon. Members since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279077 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The issue of sanctions is the responsibility of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and/or the Committee on Standards, not the Commission. I note that the Committee on Standards is currently holding an inquiry on the issue of sanctions and intends to put to the House a package of proposed reforms to the sanctions regime for approval during autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T13:27:46.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T13:27:46.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1140221
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what range of sanctions against hon. Members are available for complaints upheld under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>A number of sanctions are available to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and the Committee on Standards, if a complaint is upheld against a Member of Parliament under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. The sanction will depend on the nature of the behaviour that has been found to have taken place and can include:</p><ul><li>Letter of apology to the complainant</li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate training e.g. dignity in the workplace</li></ul><ul><li>A behaviour agreement</li></ul><ul><li>A referral by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to the Committee on Standards where a stronger sanction is warranted, up to and including a recommendation that a Member be suspended or expelled from the House.</li></ul><p /><p>Further possible sanctions, including withdrawal of services (e.g. catering or library services), or a ban on select committee membership or participation in overseas travel on parliamentary business, are being considered as part of the Committee on Standards’ current inquiry into sanctions. The Committee intends to put to the House a package of proposed reforms to the sanctions regime for approval during autumn 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T13:35:16.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T13:35:16.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Members’ staff are regularly consulted on service issues by House authorities. These consultations include regular meetings between House staff and MPs’ staff representative bodies, and invitations to focus groups to feed into service design. A sample of Members’ staff have also recently been surveyed on how effective the services provided by the House are for them. There is also an annual meeting between House staff and MPs’ staff bodies (specifically Members and Peers Staff Association and Unite) at which service issues can be raised.</p><p>More recently, the House of Commons Commission has discussed the Gemma White review, and it welcomed the broad thrust of the recommendations made, which included better HR services for Members’ staff and how the sense of isolation that they feel can be addressed. They have asked the House Administration to carry out further work to examine the practical steps that can be taken in response to it.</p><p>Terms and conditions of service for Members’ staff fall within the remit of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to increase the level of (a) recycling and (b) reuse to reduce the use of single-use plastic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 272117 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>On increasing recycling and re-use, Parliament’s Environment Team works in close partnership with its waste contractor to respond to new and emerging opportunities to recycle and recover waste. The waste contract includes a requirement for driving continuous improvements in Parliament’s recycling performance.</p><p>Parliament achieved a recycling rate of 59% in 2018–19, with a long-term target to recycle 75% of waste (by weight) by 2020–21.</p><p>On reducing single-use avoidable plastics, in May 2018 Parliament announced a comprehensive range of initiatives to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use avoidable plastics:</p><ul><li>Eliminate plastic bottled water</li><li>Eliminate condiment sachets (through substitution)</li><li>Eliminate plastic-lined hot drinks cups, alongside introduction of a ‘latte levy’</li><li>Sell and incentivise the use of re-usable ‘keep cups’</li><li>Substitute disposable catering take-away items with compostable alternatives, alongside the introduction of a compostable waste stream</li><li>Substitute plastic tumblers with compostable alternatives</li><li>Substitute plastic carrier bags with paper ones</li><li>Implement a ‘green stationery’ catalogue</li><li>Pilot a re-usable delivery container scheme at the Offsite Consolidation Centre</li><li>Produce procedures for incorporating the environmental impact of packaging waste into the weighting of relevant procurement exercises</li></ul><p><br>Except for the delivery container pilot scheme, for which a feasibility study has been completed, all single-use plastic initiatives have been fully implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:27:47.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:27:47.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Security more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons security officers in the House of Commons are entitled to a break of two hours and 15 minutes in each eight hour shift; and what assessment the Commission has made of the comparative value for money of such contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 267363 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>House Staff are paid for working hours only, i.e. 36 hours net per week for full time staff. In accordance to their contracts, full-time staff have a one hour unpaid break each day / shift. The rest of the breaks received by the Security staff, which are over and above their contractual arrangements, are a legacy carried over from the Metropolitan Police working practices since 2016. The House is currently in discussion with the union about the introduction of a new roster and rest breaks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:32:45.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:32:45.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff: General Practitioners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether Members' staff can (a) register with and (b) access an on-site medical doctor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 266763 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Members’ staff cannot register with nor access an on-site medical doctor as there are none on-site. There are occupational health physicians who work within the Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service (PHWS) via a contract with Guys and St Thomas’ hospital. Managers can refer their staff to PHWS for advice and support if they feel that their health is being affected by their work. Members of Parliament can seek occupational health advice for their staff via the Members HR advisory service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:19:30.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:19:30.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Veganism and Vegetarianism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to (a) increase choice in parliamentary catering for vegetarians and vegans and (b) set prices that reflect the true cost of producing food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 264313 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Catering services have increased the number of vegetarian and vegan options across all menus over the past year and there are plans for the range to continue to grow this year. Catering services will continue to support National Vegetarian week and Vegan Month. Some chefs have also attended a two day training course looking at new ideas in plant-based foods to enhance the menus, with further development opportunities planned.</p><p>Catering prices are reviewed on an annual basis and amended to reflect one year’s change in the food price index (a subset of the consumer price index) and applied as a standard percentage increase across the whole product range. New prices come into effect in April, at the beginning of each new financial year.</p><p>The Finance Committee sets the overall budget direction and targets, and the Administration Committee confirms that the pricing percentages work within the overall budget direction and target once they have been presented to them on an annual basis. The House of Commons Commission is asked for a final decision if agreement cannot be reached with both Committees.</p><p>The catering budget set for 2019/20 for food gross profit is to achieve a 62% gross profit margin. This food gross profit covers the cost of food production across all venues on the estate.</p><p>Any prices which need to adjust mid-year due to significant market supplier increases (a previous example being the increase in the price of salmon by 40% in 2016/17) will be reported back to Committees separately.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T20:33:09.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T20:33:09.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Poultry Meat more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether all chicken served on the Parliamentary estate is free range. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 263055 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>None of our chicken is free range. Unless especially requested for an event, all standard poultry for cafeterias and restaurants is British Red Tractor farm assured but not free range.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T10:23:23.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T10:23:23.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons Commission: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with the Commission pay the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 261263 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons is accredited by Citizens UK as a London Living Wage Employer. The terms of its accreditation licence require that contractors and sub-contractors with dedicated staff who are based on parliamentary premises are paying those staff at least the London Living Wage.</p><p>Contractors and sub-contractors which provide services in relation to our contracts, while not having a presence on parliamentary premises, are required to pay dedicated staff at least the London Living Wage, or the UK Living Wage if based outside London.</p><p>We can confirm that to our knowledge, all dedicated staff are being paid either the London Living Wage or the UK Living Wage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:40:19.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:40:19.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are planned to be taken to improve the digital accessibility of the House of Commons through the Restoration and Renewal programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 260011 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Plans to improve the digital accessibility of Parliament as part of the Restoration and Renewal programme have not yet been agreed, as this work is still at an early stage. However, recognising the importance of this matter, the shadow Sponsor Board has agreed a strategic approach, which commits the programme to deliver a building which supports Parliament’s core function as a working legislature using high-quality design and technology, as well as encouraging wider participation in the work of Parliament, including through improved digital access. This strategic approach has also been endorsed by the Commissions of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:37:20.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:37:20.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Magazines more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission funds the Parliamentary Review magazine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 258957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Commission does not fund The Parliamentary Review.</p><p>Information about funding of the magazine can be found on The Parliamentary Review’s website:</p><p>(<a href="https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/faqs" target="_blank">https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/faqs</a>).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T05:59:18.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T05:59:18.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the parliamentary pension fund plans to divest itself of investments in fossil fuels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 257435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund are responsible for managing the Fund’s investments. Therefore PCPF matters are not for the House of Commons Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T10:59:16.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T10:59:16.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Food more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of food stuffs sourced for food outlets on the Parliamentary estate were produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 256412 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Although all of our products are fully traceable to source, the House Service does not record or hold the information in respect of sourcing from one particular country or region. This information is held by the relevant suppliers. Whilst suppliers are able to provide full traceability on any given product, for logistical reasons they would not be able to provide information to the level of detail requested because where our products are sourced may change from time to time.</p><p>The vast majority of fresh products, such as meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, bread, ice cream, and most fruit and vegetables when in season are sourced from within the UK. This is possible because, in the first instance, we demand that UK or equivalent standards of welfare and production must be met as this is a consideration of ethics and quality rather than origin.</p><p>The House Service sources products that are produced to higher environmental standards where possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:51.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:51.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many occasions falling debris has been recorded at the Palace of Westminster in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 255343 more like this