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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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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 Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, what (a) expenses and (b) salary is paid to members of the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
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Mr Simon Burns more like this
unstar this property uin 208180 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p>No salary is paid to members of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy for carrying out their responsibilities on the Commission; to date a total of £3,819.03 in travel expenses has been incurred.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T10:11:11.1553459Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T10:11:11.1553459Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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19203
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Sir Simon Burns more like this
77189
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Procurement more like this
unstar 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 much and what proportion of the House of Commons Commission's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and how much and what proportion of the House of Commons Commission's budget he expects to be contracted out in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 205219 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>There are around 800 third party suppliers of services to the House of Commons and given system changes in recent years it would involve disproportionate cost to derive precise figures of contract expenditure by financial year. It is estimated that expenditure has broadly been equivalent to:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Amount (£m)</p></td><td><p>Proportion of spend (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>92.7</p></td><td><p>32.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>87.4</p></td><td><p>47.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>90.7</p></td><td><p>43.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>89.0</p></td><td><p>40.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>83.7</p></td><td><p>37.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>For 2014/15 the planned amount is around £100 million which represents 40.8% of the combined capital and resource budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:55:12.0665271Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:55:12.0665271Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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11070
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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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 Pay more like this
unstar 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 (a) direct, (b) outsourced and (c) agency employees on the Parliamentary estate are (i) paid less than the London living wage and (ii) employed on a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 208038 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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons is an accredited London Living Wage Employer. In order to obtain our licence the House had to satisfy the Living Wage Foundation that no directly employed or contracted workers engaged to work on the Parliamentary estate are paid less than the London Living Wage (LLW). The House of Commons has gone further than its obligations under this licence by adopting a policy of assuring that all contractors supplying a service to the House, regardless of whether they work on the Estate, are paid at least a living wage.</p><p>The House is committed to offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all directly-employed staff on call-off (zero hours) contracts and has recently completed a process of offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all affected staff. The only call-off contracts that remain relate to two employees who have yet to accept or who preferred not to accept our offer.</p><p>We do not have information on whether or how many contracted workers are employed on zero hours contracts.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T15:09:47.8989676Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T15:09:47.8989676Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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18918
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service more like this
unstar 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, which contractors have been hired by PICT during the current financial year; and which such contractors have had their contracts terminated due to poor performance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty more like this
unstar this property uin 201451 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>So far during the financial year 2014/15 PICT has employed <del class="ministerial">57</del><ins class="ministerial">61</ins> contractors, of whom <del class="ministerial">14</del><ins class="ministerial">15</ins> have been supporting services for Members. Further details cannot be provided without identifying individuals. Many are on short term contracts. None has had a contract terminated early.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T10:19:35.157more like thismore than 2014-06-24T10:19:35.157
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less than 2014-06-26T12:08:43.3091507Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T12:08:43.3091507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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3962
star this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
76856
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answering body
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 ICT more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, how many contractors supporting PICT and other information technology projects in the House have had their contracts (a) terminated and (b) not renewed due to poor performance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty more like this
unstar this property uin 204884 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>PICT hold records of all contractors who have left PICT since April 2012. Since contractors are not employees – but employed via an agency or their own Limited Company – any records kept are brief. It is not usual practice to provide references and as a result, reasons for their departure are not recorded.</p><p>The number of contractors whose contracts ended during this period has been follows:</p><p>2012/13 – 29<br>2013/14 – 48<br>2014/15 (to 30 June) – 57</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T10:43:32.0376358Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:43:32.0376358Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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11071
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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3962
star this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
79253
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, what the arrangements were for the selection of the recommended candidate to be Clerk of the House and Chief Executive on each of the last three occasions; and who was on the interviewing board in what capacity on each such occasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
unstar this property uin 206827 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 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>The composition of the panel for the recruitment of Sir Robert Rogers in 2011 was Mr Speaker, the then Leader of the House (Rt Hon Sir George Young), the then Shadow Leader (Rt Hon Hilary Benn), John Thurso MP, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith, the Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle and Sheila Drew Smith. This was – on Mr Speaker’s initiative – the first time that a formal recruitment panel and process was followed.</p><p>Selection panels were not held for appointing the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive in 2006 and 2003. On both occasions the retiring Clerk of the House recommended two names as potential successors and the then Mr Speaker decided which candidate to recommend.</p><p>The changes in approach to recruitment in 2011, and subsequently in 2014, when the opportunity was opened up to both internal and external applicants, is in line with the House’s policy for fair and open competition in all House of Commons recruitment.</p><p>The selection panel decided on the successful candidate by reaching a consensus. The Speaker was Chair of the panel, but did not have a casting vote.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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206828 more like this
206829 more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T09:26:52.73129Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T09:26:52.73129Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
79254
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Chelmsford of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 725-6W, on Clerk of the House, who initiated the changes to the previous arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
unstar this property uin 206828 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 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>The composition of the panel for the recruitment of Sir Robert Rogers in 2011 was Mr Speaker, the then Leader of the House (Rt Hon Sir George Young), the then Shadow Leader (Rt Hon Hilary Benn), John Thurso MP, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith, the Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle and Sheila Drew Smith. This was – on Mr Speaker’s initiative – the first time that a formal recruitment panel and process was followed.</p><p>Selection panels were not held for appointing the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive in 2006 and 2003. On both occasions the retiring Clerk of the House recommended two names as potential successors and the then Mr Speaker decided which candidate to recommend.</p><p>The changes in approach to recruitment in 2011, and subsequently in 2014, when the opportunity was opened up to both internal and external applicants, is in line with the House’s policy for fair and open competition in all House of Commons recruitment.</p><p>The selection panel decided on the successful candidate by reaching a consensus. The Speaker was Chair of the panel, but did not have a casting vote.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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206827 more like this
206829 more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T09:26:52.9383175Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T09:26:52.9383175Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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17690
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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117
star this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
79255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answering body
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 Clerk of the House more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, whether Mr Speaker has a casting vote on the interviewing board for the selection of a recommended candidate to be Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
unstar this property uin 206829 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 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>The composition of the panel for the recruitment of Sir Robert Rogers in 2011 was Mr Speaker, the then Leader of the House (Rt Hon Sir George Young), the then Shadow Leader (Rt Hon Hilary Benn), John Thurso MP, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith, the Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle and Sheila Drew Smith. This was – on Mr Speaker’s initiative – the first time that a formal recruitment panel and process was followed.</p><p>Selection panels were not held for appointing the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive in 2006 and 2003. On both occasions the retiring Clerk of the House recommended two names as potential successors and the then Mr Speaker decided which candidate to recommend.</p><p>The changes in approach to recruitment in 2011, and subsequently in 2014, when the opportunity was opened up to both internal and external applicants, is in line with the House’s policy for fair and open competition in all House of Commons recruitment.</p><p>The selection panel decided on the successful candidate by reaching a consensus. The Speaker was Chair of the panel, but did not have a casting vote.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
206827 more like this
206828 more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T09:26:53.0321144Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T09:26:53.0321144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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117
star this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
90867
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 Clerk of the House more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014 to Question 207883, if the Commission will make available to the right hon. Member for Chelmsford all the records of all the discussions of the panel considering the appointment of the new Clerk of the House and Chief Executive with the personal data of the applicants redacted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
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Mr Simon Burns more like this
unstar this property uin 208377 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 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Applicants for the role of Clerk of the House and Chief Executive applied in confidence. Records relating to the recruitment process constitute the personal data of the applicants. It would still be possible to identify personal information about individuals following the redaction of names and other personal data from records of the panel discussion. It is not the Commission’s practice to disclose confidential personal information of this nature.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T09:23:00.5468361Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T09:23:00.5468361Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Sir Simon Burns more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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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 Carol Mills more like this
unstar 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 House of Commons Commission, whether (a) Mr Speaker and (b) other members of the panel were informed by the headhunters, Saxton Bampfylde, of the potential problem surrounding Ms Mills in the Australian Parliament before the decision was taken to recommend Ms Mills' appointment as the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
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Mr Simon Burns more like this
unstar this property uin 207886 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 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Saxton Bampfylde provided written notes on each candidate interviewed on 30 July, and a representative of the company was available to talk to the panel if required. The notes on Ms Mills did not refer to an investigation into the use of closed circuit television footage by officers of the Parliament of Australia’s Department of Parliamentary Services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T11:46:36.2068043Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T11:46:36.2068043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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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 Sir Simon Burns more like this