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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when it was determined to shred documentation on expenses claims submitted by hon. Members before 2010; and at what committee or decision-making body such a decision was taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213008 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213009 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106091
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances 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
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, which documentation relating to expenses claims submitted by hon. Members in which years have been shredded in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106092
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances 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
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when the decision to destroy documentation relating to hon. Members' expenses claims from before 2010 was reported to the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213010 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213009 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property tabling member
1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
100469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading House of Commons Commission 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
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what funding was (a) allocated to the Commission in 2010 and (b) will be so allocated in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211644 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission initially committed itself to a reduction in the Administration Resource Estimate in December 2009. The following year this was restated as an intention to reduce the Estimate to £210 million by 2014/15 from a baseline of £231 million for 2010/11.<sup>(a) </sup>Taking forecast inflation into account, this represented a reduction of 17% in real terms. In December 2013 the Commission agreed an Administration Estimate for 2014/15 of £201.3 million – allowing for transfers between Estimates and other adjustments, this was £2 million below the target set in 2010.</p><p>The Finance and Services Committee will, on Tuesday 28 October, be publishing its first report of the session, entitled <em>House of Commons Financial Plan 2015–16 to 2018–19, including draft Estimates for 2015–16</em> (HC 757), which provides further detail. I shall be approaching the Backbench Business Committee to request a debate on the report before the Committee gives its advice on the 2015/16 Estimate to the Commission in December. This would give all hon. Members a chance to discuss and contribute to the financial plan.</p><p>Note: (a) In December 2009 the Commission agreed an Estimate for 2010/11 of £258 million. However, having taken account of the transfer of staff to IPSA and various accounting adjustments, this was reduced to £231 million. Agreement of an initial, in-year savings package by the Commission in June 2010 meant that it actually laid an Estimate for 2010/11 of £219 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1537
star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
101182
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Serjeant at Arms 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
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, who the candidates were for the post of Serjeant at Arms on the last occasion on which it was advertised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 211941 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The post of Serjeant at Arms was last advertised in 2012. The successful applicant was Lawrence Ward. Candidates applied in confidence: it is not the Commission's practice to disclose the names of the unsuccessful applicants as this would breach their expectation of confidentiality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T10:39:13.5266888Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T10:39:13.5266888Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
101183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Television more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to reward the teams who have installed and successfully delivered digital television feeds including BBC local news and European Parliament, Committee Room, Welsh Assembly, and Scottish Parliament proceedings to offices on the Estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 211942 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Commission acknowledges the challenges involved in changing the unique and complex system that serves over 2,200 screens across Parliament and 20 government departments, and commends the House Service for the smooth changeover. Engineering, project management, maintenance and commercial staff were involved, together with the suppliers and sub-contractors, and Parliament’s long-serving on-site Annunciator technicians. I have nothing to offer as reward beyond my heartfelt thanks.</p><p>The teams involved are delighted that this project has been singled out for acknowledgement by the hon. Member for Lichfield, and are grateful for his support in the early days of defining the system requirements, during his time on the Administration Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T11:00:33.4550206Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T11:00:33.4550206Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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280
star this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pay 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
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff employed in the House of Commons Service on 1 January 2014 earned as much or more than a hon. Member; and what the (a) posts and (b) current salaries are of such staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 214345 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The basic salary payable to Members was £66,396 per annum as at 1 January 2014. At that date 78 staff in the House of Commons Service were paid an annual salary above this figure. A list of the posts that have pay band maxima higher than Members’ current salary is attached, together with individual pay of SCS2 and SCS3 staff in £5,000 bands. Details of the current pay ranges are attached. The salaries of Members of the Management Board are disclosed in the House of Commons: Administration annual accounts which are available on the Parliament website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property file name Posts in the Senior Commons Structure and pay band A1 as at 1 Jan 2014.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Posts in Senior Commons Structure and pay band A1 more like this
2
star this property file name House of Commons Senior Pay Bands.pdf more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Senior Pay Bands more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:34:19.07Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:34:19.07Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
43562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many passes for entry into the Commons estate (a) are in issue and (b) were lost in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 192418 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>On 18 March there were some 14,700 Palace of Westminster passes in issue. During 2013, 523 passes were reported lost or stolen.</p><p>When a pass is reported lost or stolen it is deactivated immediately.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1537
star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
44202
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to hon. Members. 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 903162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The fundamental aims of the Commission are not only to ensure that the House is valued and effective in holding the Government to account and scrutinising legislation, but that individual Members have the information, advice, support and technology they need to be effective in their work and to engage closely with their constituents.</p><p>We are coming to the end of a programme of savings, during which the governing principle has been that any cost reductions should not adversely affect the ability of the House and its Members to carry out their parliamentary functions. Indeed many of the changes have been a spur to innovation in the support available to Members. Now that we are on track to achieve the savings target, we have the opportunity to re-appraise the provision of resources and ensure, for example in the area of select committees, that we are providing the right level of support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
44795
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many fire alarms have sounded in Portcullis House in the last 12 months; on how many of these occasions the London Fire Brigade arrived to attend a fire; and on how many of these occasions the London Fire Brigade discovered a fire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 193305 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>There have been three fire alarms resulting in evacuations from Portcullis House in the last 12 months. One of these alarms, on 24<sup>th </sup>March 2014, led to the attendance of the London Fire Brigade. On this occasion the alarm was triggered by a heat detector following the overheating of a grill in the Lower Ground Kitchens as well as the triggering of a manual call point. No fire was discovered.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this