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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Staff 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 25 February 2009 (HL Deb, col 89W), how many staff of the House of Lords are employed exclusively or primarily on press and public relations; and whether he has made an assessment of how this figure now compares with the number of staff employed for the same purpose by (1) the House of Commons, and (2) the Scottish Parliament. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL12086 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 2018-12-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>Both Houses and the Scottish Parliament organise their communications/press and public relations functions in different ways which makes it hard to compare figures directly. Consequently, the figures below simply compare the number of FTEs employed predominantly on dealing with press/media.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>House of Lords</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>House of Commons</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Scottish Parliament</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FTEs employed on press/media</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> <br>These figures do not include staff employed by either House or the Scottish Parliament on marketing, digital communications, public information, visitor services, education and engagement all of which contribute to their work on public relations. We do not hold these figures in respect of the House of Commons and Scottish Parliament.</p><p><br>No assessment has been made of how these figures compare with each other.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
1020561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 Millbank House: Lighting 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 Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he is taking to ensure that all of the lighting in Millbank House can be turned off. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL12108 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 2018-12-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar 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> </p><p>Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. Work is currently ongoing to resolve this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1028340
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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 Abingdon Green 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 Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House Authorities were consulted on the decision to close College Green to the public; and whether broadcasters using the Green pay the House. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL12414 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 2019-01-03more like thismore than 2019-01-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes, Black Rod was consulted on the closure of College Green. The Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable the public to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. It is also longstanding policy also to allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament. Broadcasters are not charged to use the Green as is it considered to be in Parliament’s and the national interest that they should be facilitated to report on Parliament. As the Green is owned by the House of Commons, the question of charging would be a matter for them, not the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1028351
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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 Big Ben 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 Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL12425 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 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill 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 Leader of the House what will be the timetable for consideration of the Trade Bill in this House. more like this
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Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
star this property uin HL12516 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 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The proposed dates for the Committee stage of the Trade Bill were advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>on 3 January, and are as follows: Monday 21 January, Wednesday 23 January, Monday 28 January, and Wednesday 30 January. Dates for further stages will be advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
1036932
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill 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 Leader of the House why dates for the committee stage of the Trade Bill in the House of Lords were not scheduled more quickly after the bill's second reading. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL12574 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The committee stage of the Trade bill has been arranged in the usual way, having been subject to ongoing discussions in the Usual Channels. So far the three of an anticipated four dates for Committee stage are 21, 23 and 30 January and they have been advertised in Forthcoming Business. The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act, which is now scheduled for 28 January. The recommended intervals between Bill stages are minimums, and it is not unusual for there to be a longer pause between stages than the recommended minimum interval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
1036939
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill 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 Leader of the House how many days of committee stage she estimates will be required for the Trade Bill; and when she anticipates the committee stage being completed. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL12581 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>So far three of an anticipated four days have been scheduled and advertised (21, 23 and 30 January). The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act which is now scheduled for 28 January. The progress of all business is, as always, in the hands of the House. But the Usual Channels have agreed to those dates on the assumption that they should allow Committee Stage to be completed inside four days and the Usual Channels are working to get the remaining day scheduled within the first week of February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Triesman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL12642 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House of Lords to sit on Fridays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12745 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The next scheduled Friday sitting is for 1 February, as advertised in Forthcoming Business. Further sittings will be advertised in due course. There are currently no plans to consider Government business on Fridays, but as is always the case the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House to sit on Saturdays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12746 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to sit on weekends. As is always the case, the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this