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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Nurses: Training more like this
unstar 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 Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the new Education Cannot Wait fund will focus on the most marginalised children, including girls and children with disabilities. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL76 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 2016-06-02more like thismore than 2016-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK has played a leading role in the development of Education Cannot Wait – a fund for education in emergencies. A key focus for Education Cannot Wait will be on ensuring that marginalised children and young people are able to access a quality education. This includes refugees and internally displaced children, as well as children facing barriers to their education because of their gender, disability or other factors.</p><p>This focus is reflected in the Fund’s indicative headline results, which commits to providing “Inclusive education [that] reaches the most marginalised children and young people in crises” with a target of “100% of supported education opportunities demonstrate increase in education for girls, disabled and those in remote locations”.</p><p>The UK will continue to engage closely during Education Cannot Wait’s inception phase, to ensure that this commitment is fully reflected in its final design and results frameworks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-06-02T15:48:27.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-02T15:48:27.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 8 April 2014, which museums or related institutions have received encaustic tiles from the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4049 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 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Following the decision by the Administration and Works Committee in the Lords and the Administration Committee in the Commons that in cases where encaustic tiles from the Palace of Westminster cannot be re-used elsewhere, some of these should be donated to museums or related institutions, encaustic tiles have been donated to the Tile Trail in Stoke on Trent; to a recycled mosaics project to commemorate the pottery works in Stoke on Trent; and to St Augustine’s Church in Ramsgate.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T14:12:45.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T14:12:45.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 7 March (HL5612), what is the industry standard categorising service; who within the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is responsible for the service; whether there is a contract or other service level agreement between PDS and the service; whether PDS pays for the service, and if so, how much is paid annually; whether the service reports to PDS in respect of its activities and decisions, and if so, how; whether its classification of websites is advisory or mandatory; whether Parliament is free to over-ride its classification of religion-based hate websites; and if so, why there are no plans to unblock the "Religion of Peace" website. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL6074 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 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) uses the Check Point URL filtering service to categorise websites, and currently blocks a range of categories of website from the Parliamentary Estate, including “Hate/Racism”. PDS does not control which websites are put into which category by the filtering service; this is an automated process conducted at an industry level.</p><p>It is not possible to provide an accurate figure regarding the annual cost of the service as it is one of a number of services provided within a contract. With over one billion websites to categorise, it is not practicable for the filtering service to report to PDS in respect of its categorising decisions for particular websites. While it would be possible for PDS to unblock a website that has been included in a blocked category, there are no plans to unblock the “Religion of Peace” website, which has been included in the “Hate/Racism” category, because the site does not appear to have been incorrectly categorised.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 1 February (HL 4961), whether he will give an instruction for the unblocking of the Religion of Peace website on the Parliamentary Estate; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5612 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 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Access to the Religion of Peace website has been blocked on the Parliamentary Estate because it has been classified as a religion-based hate website by the Parliamentary Digital Service’s industry standard categorising service. As a result there are no plans for the website to be unblocked.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, in the light of the resolutions on Restoration and Renewal passed by both Houses, what are the likely next steps; and what will be the mechanism for Peers to submit suggestions and ideas. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL5466 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 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Both Houses have decided that the next steps of the Restoration &amp; Renewal Programme should be overseen by a Sponsor Board and Delivery Authority. It is expected that the Commission of each House will therefore immediately focus on establishing those bodies in shadow form. Until the shadow Sponsor Board has been appointed, the Programme will continue to be delivered under the governance of the bicameral Programme Board, which consists of officials from both Houses plus two external members, and acts with authority delegated from the Board and Accounting Officer of each House. Establishing both bodies in substantive form will require primary legislation.</p><p>The Programme Team, supported by its client advisory services consultants, CH2M and BDP, will continue work in the following areas:</p><ul><li>further investigation and documentation of the current physical condition of the Palace of Westminster and its building services;</li><li>further studies on the feasibility of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre as temporary accommodation for the House of Lords;</li><li>design of Richmond House as temporary accommodation for the House of Commons, which is being taken forward as part of the Commons’ Northern Estate Programme;</li><li>development of a client brief for the design of the works to the Palace of Westminster;</li><li>the development of the required Outline Business Cases (OBCs), compliant with HM Treasury’s <em>Green Book</em>; and</li><li>a further round of medium-term mechanical and electrical, public health and conservation work to mitigate the operational risks to Parliament presented by the condition of the building between now and the commencement of the construction phase of the R&amp;R Programme.</li></ul><p>The design phase will require extensive consultation with Members of both Houses, as well as a wide range of other stakeholders including staff, third-party occupants of the Parliamentary Estate, visitors and other members of society throughout the United Kingdom. It is anticipated that this engagement work will be developed and taken forward by the shadow Sponsor Board once it is established later this year.</p><p>In the meantime, members of the Programme Team would be happy to receive suggestions and ideas from Members of both Houses. They can be contacted via <a href="mailto:restorationandrenewal@parliament.uk" target="_blank">restorationandrenewal@parliament.uk</a>.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T16:07:39.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T16:07:39.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Legislatures more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 5 February (HL5378) and on 6 March (HL5733) and by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 February (HL5379), how the number of Peers would be adjusted if their positions as full members of UK parliamentary delegations reflected the total cost represented by Peers of (1) 50.58 per cent for the Council of Europe, (2) 35.01 per cent for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and (3) 14.41 per cent for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL6406 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 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Further to my Written Answers on 5 February (HL5378) and on 6 March (HL5733) and the Written Answer from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 February (HL5379), the percentage of the total cost in each case represented by members of the House of Lords is dependent on the overall number of Peers on the delegations concerned, and other factors, notably the amount of time spent on their work as members of the delegations. Allocation of places on the delegations is a matter for the political parties and it would be up to them to decide what account to take of these costs in allocating places on the delegations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T12:37:14.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T12:37:14.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Chairman of Committees (Lord Laming) on 12 May 2016 (HL8153) and the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 26 November (HL11454), why the cost of a Liberal Democrat hereditary peers' by-election, payable to Electoral Reform Services, has risen from £300 to £570. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11902 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The costs differ as, exceptionally, Electoral Reform Services were not involved in the print and distribution of the voting packs for the Liberal Democrat by-election in 2016. On that occasion, these tasks were handled by a member of House staff. The £570 figure quoted is from the successful tender submitted by Electoral Reform Services whom we expect to carry out all functions in future by-elections.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Legislatures more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 8 February (HL5378) and by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5379), what was the percentage of the total costs for the UK delegations represented by members of the House of Lords attending (1) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (2) the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and (3) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5733 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The percentage for the total cost for the UK delegation represented by Members of the House of Lords in the last financial year was (1) 50.58% for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (2) 35.01% for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and (3) 14.41% for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The percentage of the total cost across the three delegations represented by Peers in the last financial year was 41.13%.</p><p> </p><p>The secretariat support for all three delegations is supplied by the House of Commons on a cost sharing basis. The House of Lords provides 30% of the total cost, and the House of Commons 70%.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T14:09:34.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T14:09:34.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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883
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Catering more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 31 July (HL1160), what steps he is taking to increase the number of British products on sale in all outlets in the House of Lords, including British wine. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL1283 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 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>The vast majority of fresh products purchased by House of Lords Catering and Retail Services (CRS) are British, and CRS has an ongoing policy to continue to increase its use of British products, taking account of procurement and value for money tests. British produce is always preferred when in season, and menus are designed to incorporate British sustainable products and showcase British seasonal produce where possible. The majority of the main ingredients in CRS dishes, such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy produce, are British.</p><p>In House of Lords bars, CRS aims to supply a range of beverages including British options; CRS has recently changed supplier to increase its offering of British craft ales and lagers.</p><p>CRS aims to increase the selection of British wines available in House of Lords restaurants and bars. Additional British wines will appear on the wine lists after the conference recess.</p><p>For the House of Lords retail shop, CRS aims to increase its ranges of British products; work is underway to develop with its suppliers products that would enhance the British selection on offer.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T15:08:35.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:08:35.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Broadcasting more like this
unstar 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 Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 19 July 2017 (HL599) concerning the resource costs of £1,104K to the House of Lords for Parliamentary Broadcasting, what proportion of the total cost of the shared service that sum represents. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL4663 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The £1,104k represents 40% of the total Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit spend, excluding depreciation. This is in line with the agreed 40:60 split of broadcasting costs between the House of Lords and the House of Commons.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T14:53:13.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T14:53:13.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this