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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Wales Office to merit being tabled at the departmental management board; and how many times in the last 12 months that has occurred. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6710 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The Wales Office's financial position is reviewed on a regular basis, and is a standing agenda item at meetings of the Department's Management Committee.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
79758
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for Wales of the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL1650 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>This Government has demonstrated a clear commitment to devolution in Wales and that will continue regardless of the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence. The Wales Bill delivers on most of the Silk Commission’s part one recommendations and the Government is currently considering the Commission’s part two recommendations that do not require primary legislation.</p><p>Any further changes to the devolution settlement in Wales, including consideration of the recommendations in the Silk Commission’s second report that do require primary legislation are matters for the next Parliament and should therefore inform party manifestoes for next year’s General Election.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:29:44.6329485Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:29:44.6329485Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
58567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Food more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of the food used in the House of Lords is (1) grown in the home counties; and (2) drawn from organic and whole-food sources. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL92 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords does not draw any of its food from organic sources nor is any of the food offered categorised as “whole-food”. Fruit and vegetables used by the House sourced from the home counties are set out in the table below. Free-range chicken served in the House is mostly from Gloucestershire and Essex. The Salt Marsh lamb is from the Romney Marsh in Kent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Produce</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Source county</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asparagus</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beetroot</p></td><td><p>Bedfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bramley apple</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cauliflower</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Herbs (potted)</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jacket potatoes</p></td><td><p>Hertfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Raspberries</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Red potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spring greens</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strawberries</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tomatoes (gourmet)</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vitelotte potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
61253
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Security more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will initiate a debate in the House of Lords before any decision is taken to privatise the security arrangements of the House. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The following information about decisions on the new security contract arrangements was published in March 2014:</p><p>“In March 2015, the current contract with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide armed protection, policing and security officer functions will expire. Over the last year, the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme (SARP) Board has been working to analyse options and make a recommendation on new contract arrangements to be introduced next year. That recommendation was endorsed by the Lords House Committee and the Commons Commission.</p><p>The agreed recommendation is that the two Houses should renegotiate with the MPS to continue to provide security officer functions, armed protection and policing, whilst moving the provision of the search and screening function for the three main public entrances (Black Rod's Garden, Cromwell Green and Portcullis House) to a specialist commercial provider. The Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Parliaments have now written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner requesting new arrangements from 2015, and a commercial procurement for search and screening will start soon.</p><p>This is a major contract for Parliament, both in terms of its financial value and its central role in ensuring the security of parliamentarians, employees and visitors to the Parliamentary Estate. As well as continuing to benefit from the expertise and experience of the Metropolitan Police officers and staff, new search and screening arrangements at the busiest public entrances will be better able to provide the greater flexibility and scalability needed to meet Parliament's changing requirements for public access”.</p><p>Discussions with the Metropolitan Police Service on future arrangements are continuing. Security matters are not discussed on the floor of the House and the House Committee has agreed to the initial approach taken by the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme Board. That Committee will be further consulted during the process. I have no plans to initiate a debate on the floor of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
62502
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Access more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what are the arrangements for access to the House of Lords during weekends and other quiet periods; and whether there are any plans to change them. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL431 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Members have access to the House of Lords estate 24 hours a day, including during weekends. Outside regular hours (advertised in the <em>Handbook on facilities and services for Members and their staff</em>), Members may gain access to the estate by use of their electronic pass at Carriage Gates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
62802
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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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Spencer Perceval more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are plans to mark the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812; if so, what those plans are; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL482 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords has no such plans. A series of events was held in 2012 to mark the 200<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. The House of Commons authorities plan to erect a plaque in St Stephen's Hall near the spot where Spencer Perceval was assassinated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
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2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Security more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 18 June (WA 67), whether decisions to make new policing contract arrangements in 2015 arose from dissatisfaction with the manner and efficiency of the present arrangements; how many existing police officers will be removed from security duties on the Parliamentary estate after March 2015; and what financial savings are envisaged. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL545 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements for policing and security on the Parliamentary Estate needed to be renewed because the current contract with the Metropolitan Police Service expires in March 2015. In line with best practice, a number of options have been evaluated to ensure that Parliamentary security remains effective and responsive to future demands. All options assume that both armed and unarmed police officers will continue to be provided by the Metropolitan Police. It would be inappropriate to provide information on the costs of the new arrangements while negotiations are underway.</p><p>The number of police officers and security staff required under the new arrangements will be determined by Parliament's operational and security requirement and how providers, including the Metropolitan Police Service, propose to meet these requirements. It will not be possible to give final numbers for police officers and security staff until new arrangements are agreed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:51:21.5949044Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:51:21.5949044Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Attendance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many, and which, Members of the House of Lords have not attended a sitting of the House since the last General Election. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL945 more like this
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star 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>Fifty-four peers who were Members of the House of Lords at the time of the last General Election have not attended a sitting of the House since then. This figure includes six Members who hold disqualifying judicial offices, three Members who resigned under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (one of whom has since died), two Members who have retired under the informal retirement scheme, twenty-two Members who have taken leave of absence, twenty Members who have died and one who has not yet taken the oath (having been disqualified until the end of June 2014). A list of their names has been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property file name Members of the House of Lords at the time of the last General Election have not attended a sitting of the House since then.pdf more like this
star this property title MembersListNotAttendedSinceGeneralElection more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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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 hansard heading Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many staff are employed by PICT in each senior pay band; and what has been the average yearly increase in salary for each band in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL1618 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>PICT employs 1 member of staff at senior pay band 2 and 4 at senior pay band 1.</p><p> </p><p>Pay for senior staff in the House of Commons, under whose terms and conditions PICT staff are paid, has increased over the last 5 years as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Percentage increase</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13/14</p></td><td><p>yet to be agreed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12/13</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11/12</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10/11</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>09/10</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>08/09</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:44:46.1444877Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:44:46.1444877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Computer Software more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many Members of the House of Lords have been unable to access features such as their emails and calendars since the switch to Office 365. more like this
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
star this property uin HL1766 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
star this property answer text <p>Between 14<sup>th</sup> July and 31<sup>st</sup> August, PICT logged cases from 237 Members which directly related to issues resulting from the migration of their mailboxes to Microsoft Office 365. The cases covered a wide variety of issues including reconfiguration of desktops, laptops and mobile devices; we do not know the number of Members who were unable to access their email or calendar.</p><p> </p><p>PICT apologises for the problems that the implementation of Office 365 caused for some Members of the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T12:33:15.4444913Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:33:15.4444913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this