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star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Finance 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) campaigners and (b) sports governance bodies on making sports governance bodies that (i) are or (ii) recently have been in receipt of public funds subject to the Freedom of Information Act. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has had no such discussions. National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) are not public bodies, and as such are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. NGBs are typically independent, self-appointed organisations that govern their sports through the common consent of their sport. Transparency is an important principal of good governance, and is reflected in our Code for Sport Governance, with which all bodies in receipt of UK Sport or Sport England funding must now demonstrate compliance. </ins></p><p><del class="ministerial">The cross-Government sport strategy ‘Sporting Future’ set out our intention to encourage as many people and groups to enjoy sport as participants, spectators and in the workforce, including the LGBT community. It also includes a number of other actions to ensure that all under-represented groups can take part in sport and wider physical activity through a focus on local delivery, and working with people through volunteering, coaching and the sporting workforce. Our aim is to increase diversity among sporting organisations and help the sport sector to be more inclusive and welcoming to all.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Government continues to work with Sport England and National Governing Bodies of sport, alongside organisations including Pride Sports, Stonewall, and Kick it Out on a number of anti-homophobia initiatives aimed at encouraging inclusion. In March, Sport England commissioned Pride Sports to produce a second in depth report on barriers to LGBT participation. This research on volunteering, provision and attitudes and behaviours has been completed, and Sport England is currently considering what actions they will take based on the findings.</del></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:53:50.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:53:50.237Z
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less than 2017-10-16T21:11:27.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T21:11:27.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Olympic Games 2012 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Olympic legacy funding has been disbursed in respect of the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 114589 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Government’s strategy ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for An Active Nation’ and Sport England’s strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ highlight the importance of focusing on groups that are particularly unlikely to take part in sport and physical activity, such as women and girls and some Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups. It places a clear emphasis on putting the customer first and there are some innovative programmes to encourage female and BAME participation in sport, such as the This Girl Can Swim campaign.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">But as the Government’s sport strategy makes clear, participation is not just about playing sport, and the &quot;Sports Governance Code&quot;, launched in October 2016, seeks to ensure the very highest standards of governance across all sport bodies that receive public money, including in terms of diversity, and aims to help the sport sector to be more inclusive and welcoming to all. If sports bodies do not adhere to the code and cannot demonstrate full commitment to becoming compliant with its requirements they will not be eligible to receive public funding</del>.</p><p> </p><ins class="ministerial">Through its London 2012 legacy programme, Places People Play, Sport England invested a total of £2,225,541 in 13 grassroots sports projects in the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell. This included an investment of £1.5m of National Lottery money in the Portway Lifestyle Centre in Sandwell which opened in 2013. Portway Lifestyle Centre is an excellent example of a community wellness hub, and one of the first in the UK to bring social care, health and leisure services together under one roof, combining an NHS family practice with a range of health, social care and sports facilities.</ins> <ins class="ministerial">Birmingham has bid for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and, should the bid be successful, the Sandwell Aquatics Centre would be upgraded to include an iconic diving venue and community facility. This would provide a legacy for the local community, catering for everyone from beginner swimmers through to elite divers, with the provision of much needed facilities within the Black Country and West Midlands.</ins>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2017-11-28T15:39:53.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T15:39:53.497Z
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less than 2017-12-01T15:29:15.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T15:29:15.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading National Lottery: West Yorkshire 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery funding as been allocated to projects in (a) Leeds North West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 132268 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Information on projects in receipt of a Lottery award can be found on the National Lottery Grants Database at the following link: <a href="http://www.lottery.culture.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://www.lottery.culture.gov.uk</a> and from Lottery Distributors’ own websites. The grants database can be sorted on a national, regional, local authority and constituency level.</p><p> </p><p>West Yorkshire is not a definable search area under the parameters of the Database. The table below therefore shows total value of the National Lottery grants awarded between 2010-11 and 2016-17 in Leeds North West constituency and to local authorities comprising the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The figures for grants awarded in 2017-18 will be confirmed at the end of March 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Leeds North West (constituency)</ins> <ins class="ministerial">£</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">West Yorkshire</ins> <ins class="ministerial">Combined Authority</ins> <ins class="ministerial">£</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2010</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">508,878</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">30,154372</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2011</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">240,047</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">40,616,214</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2012</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,170,928</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">76,986,035</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2013</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,221,304</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">53,423,014</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2014</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,396,641</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">155,231,738</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2015</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">294,827</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41,626,148</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2016</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2,912,216</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">66,072,087</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T12:52:51.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T12:52:51.31Z
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less than 2018-03-19T10:46:19.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T10:46:19.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Lord Coe 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much UK Sport spent in support of the campaign of Lord Coe becoming President of the IAAF on (a) fees to consultancies, (b) direct payments to Lord Coe's campaign team, (c) travel and subsistence, (d) entertainment expenses and (e) other items. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Folkestone and Hythe more like this
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Damian Collins more like this
star this property uin 17827 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">As recently reported, UK Sport's international relations grant to British Athletics contained an amount of £63,000 used to support the communications costs of Lord Coe's year-long election campaign. In addition, approximately £7,000 has also been spent on seconded UK Sport staff assisting with the campaign.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As recently reported, UK Sport's international relations grant to British Athletics contained an amount of £63,000 used to support the communications costs of Lord Coe's year-long election campaign. In addition, approximately £7,000 has also been spent on seconded UK Sport staff and an independent contractor assisting with the campaign.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:10:17.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:10:17.257Z
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less than 2015-12-02T14:16:41.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T14:16:41.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Collins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times payment providers (a) were asked by the Gambling Commission to block payments to online gambling websites not licenced in the UK and (b) blocked such payments between the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force and 31 December 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 63925 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Between 1 November 2014 and 31 December 2016, there have been<del class="ministerial"> approximately</del> 13 occasions where the Gambling Commission has asked payment providers to prevent payments to online gambling website operators not licensed in the Great Britain but believed to be transacting with consumers in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>On 12 of those occasions the payment provider either terminated their relationship with the unlicensed operator or took steps to ensure that the unlicensed gambling website was no longer available to consumers in Great Britain. In the other case, enforcement activity is currently ongoing.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T16:01:47.747Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T16:01:47.747Z
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less than 2017-02-21T14:16:17.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T14:16:17.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Football Association: Finance 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public funding was given to the Football Association in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
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Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 49082 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Since 2010, the Government has invested, via Sport England £57.3 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding to the FA to help grow and sustain grassroots football participation in this country. That equates to £8,176,302m in 2010/11; £5,550,910m in 2011/12; £5,042,685 in 2012/13; £10,287,050m in 2013/14; £9,175,259m in 2014/15 and £9,345,964m over this last year.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Since 2010, the Government has invested, via Sport England £56,031,671 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding to the FA to help grow and sustain grassroots football participation in this country. That equates to £8,176,302m in 2010/11; £5,550,910m in 2011/12; £5,042,685 in 2012/13; £10,287,050m in 2013/14; £9,175,259m in 2014/15 and £9,345,964m in 2015/16 and 8,453,501 over this last year.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2016-10-21T07:40:18.27Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-21T07:40:18.27Z
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less than 2016-11-15T11:56:54.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-15T11:56:54.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 Westminster Hall: Cameras 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
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reason the public were prevented from using single lens reflex cameras in Westminster Hall on 25 April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
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Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property uin 138335 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>Single lens reflex (SLR) cameras are permitted in Westminster Hall if they are used in line with the regulations governing photography in the Palace. If the advice was given that photographs could be taken on mobile phones but not on SLR cameras this was incorrect. The Visitor Services team and Parliamentary Security Department will reissue briefing instructions to their staff to ensure that the regulations are applied correctly and consistently.</p><p>Filming and photography in Westminster Hall is for ‘personal’ rather than ‘professional’ use unless agreed in advance. Photography is not permitted in the following circumstances:</p><ul><li>Tripods, lighting equipment or trailing cables are involved</li><li>The images are for commercial purposes</li><li>The images include signage or banners for party political purposes</li><li>The images will be used to promote a specific cause or campaign.</li></ul> 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 2018-05-02T09:51:59.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T09:51:59.957Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 Select Committees: Technology 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
star this property question text To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7713, what progress has been made on developing device independent applications for the distribution of select committee papers; and how many hon. Members have now been issued with (a) android and (b) iPad devices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 37617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
star this property answer text <p>Options for the distribution of committee papers are being explored. One option involves using a SharePoint based system to distribute committee papers and this is due to be tested with a select committee soon.</p><p>Documents for select committees are circulated to committee members electronically, predominantly in PDF format. The PDF format can be read on a number of different devices.</p><p>594 Apple iPads and 25 tablets of other makes have been purchased by or issued to Members’ offices in this Parliament.</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 2016-05-25T12:08:30Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-25T12:08:30Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 Tours 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
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will consult all Members on the decision of the Administration Committee to alter the way in-House guided tours are delivered before that decision is implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 131407 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies.</p><p>The current contract with Blue Badge Guides to deliver commercial guided tours in Parliament ends in October 2018. Even if no changes were made to the way guided tours are delivered under procurement law the contract would need to be retendered through open competition, with no guarantees that the current provider would be successful.</p><p>The decision was made following thorough scrutiny of three options, including keeping the current system as it is. The business case in favour of the chosen option was approved because it will simplify the management of our tours operation as a whole, maintain consistent quality across all types of tours offered, create 28 new full-time and part-time jobs, end Parliament’s use of casual workers with no guaranteed hours, and also save a modest amount of taxpayers’ money.</p><p>The decision has been taken, and all efforts are now focussed on the important task of delivery of the agreed changes in 2018. Member engagement in the implementation of the new model is welcomed and Members can do so by contacting Amy Pitts, Director of Visitor and Retail Services, or John Thursfield, Guided Tours Review Project Manager.</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 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 Banks 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
star this property question text To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on providing hon. Members' staff based on the parliamentary estate and visitors with facilities to donate toiletries and non-perishable food to a food bank at the Palace of Westminster; whether plans are in place to provide such donation points; what facilities there are to donate surplus food from the parliamentary estate to foodbanks and other charities; and how much food was sent from the parliamentary estate to landfill in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 56880 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Commission has had no discussions on providing facilities on the parliamentary estate for hon. Members’ staff and visitors to donate toiletries, and non-perishable food to a food bank.</p><p>We are unable to provide the proportions for the treatment of unused and uneaten food waste across the parliamentary estate as we do not separately record the amount of such waste entering the general waste stream.</p><p>All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered or recycled; and no general office or catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.</p><p>The majority of food waste generated by the House of Commons is not fit for human consumption. A very minimal amount of edible food will end up as waste due to the controls in place to prevent this. Even if a minimal amount of edible food could be recovered, it is also a legal requirement that this food meets strict hygiene standards even upon donation, which cannot be guaranteed once it leaves the premises.</p><p>Working closely with the Maintenance and Environment teams, Catering Services have removed approximately 152 tonnes of organic waste from the general waste stream from August 2015 to July 2016. This is an increase of 30% from the first full year of the scheme.</p><p>There are no plans for HoC Catering Services to look at alternative ways of recycling food, i.e. as donations.</p><p>Westminster Chapel, telephone number 020 7834 1731, hosts the nearest food bank: The Westminster Foodbank, Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS. Its opening hours and information about its work can be found at <a href="http://www.westminsterchapel.org.uk/ministries/foodbank/" target="_blank">http://www.westminsterchapel.org.uk/ministries/foodbank/</a>. The website has a comprehensive list of food items acceptable for donation.</p><p>Local charity shops may accept toiletries which are sealed, or clearly new and unused, but it would be advisable to check with them first.</p>
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