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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Millbank House: Lighting more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he is taking to ensure that all of the lighting in Millbank House can be turned off. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL12108 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p> </p><p>Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. Work is currently ongoing to resolve this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1028340
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House Authorities were consulted on the decision to close College Green to the public; and whether broadcasters using the Green pay the House. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL12414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-03more like thismore than 2019-01-03
star this property answer text <p>Yes, Black Rod was consulted on the closure of College Green. The Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable the public to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. It is also longstanding policy also to allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament. Broadcasters are not charged to use the Green as is it considered to be in Parliament’s and the national interest that they should be facilitated to report on Parliament. As the Green is owned by the House of Commons, the question of charging would be a matter for them, not the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1028351
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Big Ben more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL12425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2018; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL12758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. In total, 1,519,939 items of mail were received on the Parliamentary Estate in 2018. The destination of mail is not recorded but it is estimated that approximately 30 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Millbank House: Lighting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how long the lights in Millbank House will be permanently switched on without any means to switch them off. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL12776 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. A solution is being urgently sought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the percentage turnout of voters in each of the whole House hereditary peer by-elections. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL13101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Since the system of hereditary peer by-elections began there have been eight such by-elections where all members of the House have been eligible to vote. The percentage turnout of voters in each by-election was as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date of election </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Departed Peer </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Elected Peer </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of electorate who voted</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27-Mar-03</p></td><td><p>Oxfuird, V.</p></td><td><p>Ullswater, V.</p></td><td><p>63.99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Mar-05</p></td><td><p>Aberdare, L.</p></td><td><p>Eccles, V.</p></td><td><p>50.65%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Mar-11</p></td><td><p>Strabolgi, L.</p></td><td><p>Hanworth, V.</p></td><td><p>53.83%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20-Jul-11</p></td><td><p>Ampthill, L.</p></td><td><p>Colville of Culross, V.</p></td><td><p>40.70%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17-Jul-13</p></td><td><p>Reay, L.</p></td><td><p>Borwick, L.</p></td><td><p>44.35%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22-Oct-14</p></td><td><p>Methuen, L.</p></td><td><p>Oxford and Asquith, E.</p></td><td><p>36.46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27-Mar-17</p></td><td><p>Lyell, L.</p></td><td><p>Colgrain, L.</p></td><td><p>43.08%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Jan-19</p></td><td><p>Skelmersdale, L.</p></td><td><p>Reay, L.</p></td><td><p>32.99%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:10:35.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:10:35.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the average daily costs to Parliament of any additional Parliamentary security personnel who have been required to deal with the demonstrators near to the Palace of Westminster since 23 June 2016. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL13245 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>There have been no additional costs to Parliament. The additional security staff fall into two categories, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and private security provision for the broadcasters. The resources for the police officers who are part of the wider MPS response to Brexit do not fall within the contractual arrangement between MPS and Parliament, therefore Parliament is not paying any extra for policing these protests. Private security provision for the broadcasters is contracted by various broadcasters on Abingdon Green, which Parliament does not pay for.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Proof of Identity more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what consideration has been given to requiring all visitors to the Parliamentary estate to present photo identification before entry. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13316 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>There are over one million visitors to Parliament each year. Visitors access the estate for many reasons. These include: to meet with a Member or a member of staff; to attend a Member-sponsored meeting or meetings at official level; to give evidence to a Committee; to lobby; to attend debates in both Houses (in the Chambers and Committees); to attend functions and banqueting events; to take a tour (both paid-for and democratic free tours); or as part of an Education Service visit. Many visits do not need to be pre-booked. In order to promote open access to Parliament controls are kept proportionate to the security risk. Photo identification by visitors is not currently deemed proportionate and if introduced would need to be verified, significantly delaying the admission of visitors to Parliament and resulting in lengthy queues at peak times.</p><p>All non-passholders are subject to search and screening measures before entering the estate. The Parliamentary Security Department do not comment publicly on the details of security measures.</p><p>The Director of Security for Parliament is content to meet with any members who wish to discuss specific concerns.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Paintings more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when the restoration works on the two large Maclise paintings in the Royal Gallery will be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. The conservation of the wall paintings ‘Trafalgar’ and ‘Waterloo’ will be completed this year. Phase 3 of the programme is currently underway (4-22 Feb inclusive), and subject to permissions, Phase 4 (final phase) will be booked for October 2019 and will complete the conservation treatment. Discussions are ongoing regarding possible future work on adjustments to the lighting of the wall paintings to further improve their presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Disability more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13620 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords provides support for Members, staff and visitors to Parliament affected by hearing loss through the use of audio loop and infrared systems that help to amplify sound for hearing aid users. Loop systems are installed in the Chamber and all Committee rooms, with infrared systems additionally available within Committee rooms 1 to 4, 2A, 3A and the Moses Room. Handheld radio transmitters are also available to hearing-aid users when in the Chamber, to reduce interference from electrical equipment and improve the quality of sound provided by the audio loop.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring options to provide an audio description service for Chamber and Committee proceedings. This will provide blind and partially sighted members, committee witnesses and members of the public with a voiced description of which member or witness is currently speaking, transmitted directly via an audio service. A feasibility study was commissioned in January 2019 and will report back later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Further microphones are due to be added to the Chamber this year, which will improve the quality of service provided to hearing aid users. A greater number of microphones situated closer to the people speaking minimises background noise and gives a cleaner sound on the audio which is sent directly to hearing aids via the loop system. The large number of microphones used in Committee meetings, whether automated or operated by an engineer, help to keep the sound clear and maximise the quality of sound experienced by hearing aid users.</p><p> </p><p>For those with hearing impairments which do not require the use of a hearing aid, overall audibility in Committee Rooms 2A, 3A and 4A is generally good. In Committee rooms 1 to 4, however, factors such as high ceilings and furniture arrangements mean that the current acoustic set-up is sub-optimal. A facilities upgrade is currently being trialled in House of Commons Committee Room 6 and, subject to approval, House of Lords Committee rooms will also benefit from these improvements in due course. There are also plans to replace the speakers embedded in the benches within the Chamber next year, which should deliver improvements to general levels of audibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business of the House is of course dependent upon Members, staff and visitors such as committee witnesses being able to hear and be heard, although the capacity to deliver improvements can sometimes be limited by the nature of operations in a building with heritage restrictions. Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out as part of the Restoration and Renewal process, during which extensive works are likely to offer the potential for further improvements to facilities. In the interim, the Director of Facilities would be happy to speak to any member with specific suggestions for improvement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this