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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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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he has any plans, in conjunction with the House of Commons Commission, to identify those posts in the Palace of Westminster which could be filled by recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen and to keep those posts open, in the first instance, only for such individuals. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2331 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to reserve posts in the Palace of Westminster in the first instance for recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen.</p><p>Employment practice in both Houses is to recruit through fair and open competition and to welcome job applications from people with disabilities, making any reasonable adjustments to enable disabled applicants to compete equally for employment and promotion.</p><p>The bi-cameral workplace equality network ParliABLE promotes awareness and positive approaches to disability through publicity and events which continue to be well supported by Members of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
166112
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Insurance Bill (HL) Special Public Bill Committee (HL) more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what will be the remuneration of the specialist adviser to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Insurance Bill. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3170 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>Specialist advisers to House of Lords Committees are typically paid a daily rate of between £240-280 pro rata. Certain expenses, including travel, are also met. The specialist adviser to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Insurance Bill will be remunerated within these parameters. I am grateful for the valuable public service provided by those people who act as specialist advisers to House of Lords Committees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2014-12-09T17:52:38.67Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T17:52:38.67Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
167934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how much income is received per year for permissions to the media for temporary structures on College Green. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3458 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Abingdon Green is owned by the House of Commons, although its utilisation is managed by Black Rod. The House of Lords does not receive any income for temporary structures used by the media on College Green.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T12:31:45.533Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:31:45.533Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
170871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees (1) how many Members of the House of Lords are over 70 years of age in each of the following categories: Conservative; Labour; Liberal Democrat; other, and (2) on average, how many Members attend the House each week. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL3818 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 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>There are 128 Conservative Peers, 122 Labour Peers, 45 Liberal Democrat Peers, 101 Crossbench Peers and 19 other Peers over 70 years of age.</p><p>The Administration does not collect average weekly attendance figures but the average daily attendance in this Session is 479.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-01-05T12:38:40.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T12:38:40.34Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Catering more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what has been (1) the expenditure, and (2) the profit or deficit, for the years 2012–13 and 2013–14 of each catering outlet in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3837 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 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The turnover, expenditure and profit or loss of each Catering and Retail Service outlet in 2012-13 and 2013-14 are set out in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Outlet</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Turnover (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Profit/loss (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peers' Dining Room</p></td><td><p>491,364</p></td><td><p>1,308,224</p></td><td><p>-816,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barry Room</p></td><td><p>238,267</p></td><td><p>498,307</p></td><td><p>-260,040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Room</p></td><td><p>44,838</p></td><td><p>182,122</p></td><td><p>-137,284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>River Restaurant</p></td><td><p>257,041</p></td><td><p>689,116</p></td><td><p>-432,075</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bishops Bar</p></td><td><p>51,399</p></td><td><p>111,197</p></td><td><p>-59,798</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peers Guest Room</p></td><td><p>59,952</p></td><td><p>56,524</p></td><td><p>3,428</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lords Bar</p></td><td><p>99,612</p></td><td><p>130,914</p></td><td><p>-31,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Millbank House</p></td><td><p>90,139</p></td><td><p>205,036</p></td><td><p>-114,897</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Outlet</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Turnover (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Profit/loss (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peers' Dining Room</p></td><td><p>554,236</p></td><td><p>1,441,232</p></td><td><p>-886,996</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barry Room</p></td><td><p>204,882</p></td><td><p>466,362</p></td><td><p>-261,480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Room</p></td><td><p>29,503</p></td><td><p>163,502</p></td><td><p>-133,999</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>River Restaurant</p></td><td><p>258,457</p></td><td><p>703,978</p></td><td><p>-445,521</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bishops Bar</p></td><td><p>60,090</p></td><td><p>125,399</p></td><td><p>-65,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peers Guest Room</p></td><td><p>60,045</p></td><td><p>75,335</p></td><td><p>-15,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lords Bar</p></td><td><p>106,561</p></td><td><p>102,746</p></td><td><p>3,815</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Millbank House</p></td><td><p>91,430</p></td><td><p>240,236</p></td><td><p>-148,806</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-01-06T14:28:32.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T14:28:32.827Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
172628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many internships are offered by the House of Lords Administration. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL3962 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The House of Lords Administration offers three internships: one in the Committee Office and two in the library. These posts are salaried. In addition, the Administration offers an apprenticeship in the library and up to 24 work experience placements for school students.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The House of Lords Administration does not offer any internships. The three posts erroneously identified as internships are Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) fellowships usually for PhD students, funded by the UK Research Councils, learned societies and charities. Further details of that scheme are available from the Parliamentary website: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/</a></ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-01-21T15:25:47.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:25:47.057Z
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less than 2015-02-03T17:40:13.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:40:13.463Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Restaurants more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees why new chairs have been placed in the River Restaurant; how much they cost; whether estimates were obtained for the cost of chairs with and without the Portcullis; what happened to the old chairs; and what was the salvage value of the old chairs. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL4092 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 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The chairs recently placed in the River Restaurant were previously in storage and so there was no cost in this financial year. The new chairs provide greater back support than the benches formerly used. Those benches have been placed into storage; no estimate has been made of their salvage value.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-01-22T11:51:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T11:51:35.787Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
174938
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Computer Software more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how much it cost to procure the latest Microsoft Outlook system for use in Parliament; whether the system is working to specification; and what is being done about any problems encountered so far. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL4317 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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The latest version of Outlook was included in Parliament’s rollout of Microsoft Office 365 during 2014 as part of the Improved Access to Services (IATS) project. IATS also delivered other new services but the costs of that project identifiable as directly related to Microsoft Outlook were £355,667 in 2013-14 and £158,802 in 2014-15 (including VAT).</p><p>In addition, Parliament provides each user with Microsoft Windows and its associated Office 365 software at a cost of £98.75 (not including VAT) per user per year.</p><p>The service has been deployed to over 7,000 users on the Parliamentary network and the overall system is working to specification. A number of users have reported some issues. In particular they have raised concerns about the design of the new Outlook interface and some have reported problems with passwords needing to be re-entered. Both of these issues have been raised with Microsoft.</p><p>If any Member is experiencing difficulties then Parliamentary ICT (PICT) is ready to offer assistance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-02-03T11:56:24.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T11:56:24.887Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
174959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2014; and, of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL4338 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>In total, 2,234,763 items of mail were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Administration does not count which House each item goes to but estimates that approximately 25 per cent (558,691) of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-01-28T13:50:37.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T13:50:37.99Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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3187
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
175343
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Staff more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many staff working on the House of Lords estate and undertaking work for the House of Lords Administration are (1) employed directly by the House of Lords, and (2) employed indirectly through third parties; and whether there are any plans to change the number of staff employed indirectly through third parties. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL4346 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 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords Administration directly employs 572 staff (including part-time staff); a small number of these staff may not necessarily work all the time on the estate.</p><p> </p><p>The number of staff employed indirectly through third parties is not centrally counted but the two Houses have a contract for approximately 180 office and property service staff employed through an agency (whose work is not necessarily confined to the Lords estate) and the Catering and Retail Services of the House of Lords employed 321 agency staff in 2014 for a total of 16,732 hours to supplement their core workforce.</p><p> </p><p>The above figures do not include shared services and joint departments where the House of Commons is responsible for their employment, such as Parliamentary ICT and the Parliamentary Estates Directorate.</p><p> </p><p>The House also employs, from time-to-time, consultant staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Presently there are no plans to change the number of staff employed indirectly through third parties.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel remove filter
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less than 2015-02-06T11:37:36.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T11:37:36.4Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this