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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 Written Questions 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 steps she takes to ensure the quality of answers to parliamentary questions; and what assessment she has made of the length of time taken to provide them. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL2945 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual ministers to decide what answers they give to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs), and they are of course accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members. The Ministerial Code states that <em>“It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”.<br><br></em>As Leader of the House I have a particular responsibility to encourage Ministers and their departments to be punctual in answering written questions. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. At the end of this Session I will publish data on the annual performance of departments on their promptness in dealing with QWAs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
unstar 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: Data Protection 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bates on 19 January (HL4242 and HL4243), why it was decided to store parliamentary data on Microsoft servers in the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland; and whether any attempt by the United States authorities to access those records will be made on a mutual legal assistance basis. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL4662 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The move to Office 365, which necessitated the storage of parliamentary data on Microsoft servers, was a core part of Parliament’s ICT Strategy to deliver improved services, connecting Members to the information that they need from anywhere, at any time and from any device.</p><p> </p><p>Parliamentary ICT worked in collaboration with the Parliamentary Security Director, the Senior Information Risk Owners of both Houses, counsel, other parties and the supplier to assess the risks of the proposed new arrangements. Any risks in relation to conventional cyber-attacks were assessed to be sufficiently mitigated and the risk of potential cross jurisdictional action was considered to be negligible (for example, under the USA PATRIOT Act) given the reassurances that were received.</p><p> </p><p>It would not be for me to comment on possible or actual activities of another country’s authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:34:48.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:34:48.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 Emergencies: Planning 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Dunlop on 24 March (HL7079) and 22 January (HL4982), what guidance she has given to the Northern Ireland Office about answering questions fully and substantially, and in particular providing definitions as requested. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL536 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The position has not changed since I answered the Noble Lord’s question HL6043 on 17 February. That answer is included below for your ease of reference and I have nothing further to add to this.</p><p><em>As Leader of the House, I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving full and timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. The content of each answer is a matter for the Minister concerned, and each Minister is responsible to the House for the answers they provide. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</em></p><p><em>The Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, there is a longstanding rule of this House that all answers should be complete and comprehensible. I shall continue to make this guidance clear to all Ministers.</em></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
unstar 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 Non-domestic Rates 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 whether any members of the House have been asked to provide written consent for their Parliamentary emails to be monitored by MessageLabs antivirus software. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL958 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>All users, including Members, agree to abide by Parliament’s Acceptable Use Policy every time they log on to the Parliamentary Network. This policy makes clear that the Parliamentary Digital Service provides systems to protect Parliamentary users (and the network) from malicious attack.</p><p>The Messagelabs service is an important part of the infrastructure protecting Members and the wider Parliamentary Network against malicious attack. It is a fully automated scanning service which scans for and blocks emails that are potential vectors for cyber-attack. It also scans for and quarantines emails that are suspected spam, again using fully automated systems. It does not involve any other form of monitoring of the content of parliamentary email.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T12:43:34.277Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T12:43:34.277Z
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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 Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
unstar 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: Email 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, further to his Written Answer on 14 July (HL958) concerning the Parliamentary Digital Service, how members of the House are informed of the Acceptable Use Policy regarding using the Parliamentary Network. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL1395 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-01more like thismore than 2016-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>All users of the Parliamentary Network are informed about the Acceptable User Policy every time they log on. Members are also asked to confirm that they have read and agree to the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy on hardware request forms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-08-01T15:33:25.85Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-01T15:33:25.85Z
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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 Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
unstar 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: Email 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, further to his Written Answer on 14 July (HL958) concerning the Parliamentary Digital Service, which Parliamentary officials or employees are authorised to manage the MessageLabs service contracted by the Parliamentary Digital Service. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL1396 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 2016-08-01more like thismore than 2016-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Authorised personnel from the Digital Service manage the MessageLabs service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-08-01T15:33:49.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-01T15:33:49.973Z
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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 Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
unstar 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: Email 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 whether he will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy or policies for Parliamentary emails. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL1397 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 2016-08-03more like thismore than 2016-08-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Acceptable Use Policy for Lords Members and staff is available on the intranet (<a href="https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/computers-equipment/Working-securely/Good-digital-citizen/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy%20v1.2.pdf" target="_blank">https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/computers-equipment/Working-securely/Good-digital-citizen/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy%20v1.2.pdf</a>) and at the Digital Service Drop-in. A very similar policy is in place for MPs; the Digital Service is currently working on a single Acceptable Use Policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-08-03T13:46:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-03T13:46:48.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property file name Acceptable Use Policy.pdf more like this
star this property title Acceptable Use Policy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Spencer Perceval 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
unstar 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 Peers: ICT 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 arrangements for IT training have been made for Members of the House in the last three years; and how that training is accessed. more like this
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star this property uin HL5914 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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>Previously Parliamentary ICT, and now the Digital Service, has provided IT training and coaching for Members. Training is provided on request and can be accessed via the Support Desk, Drop-in Centre, Digital Support Online and Head of Member Services. More specifically, to enhance the service for Members, since October 2015 the Digital Service has employed an IT coach with a primary focus on House of Lords Members.</p><p>Over the course of the last year, the Digital Service received and acted upon 92 requests for training from House of Lords Members.</p><p>Since the Digital Service was created, it has recruited 13 User Engagement Officers and Leads, and appointed a third party training contract, to ensure sufficient end-user training and coaching is offered and available for the rollout of new and updated member services, including Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business. The Digital Service is also planning on recruiting additional staff to strengthen the facilitation and delivery of IT coaching to customers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:18:06.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:18:06.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
unstar 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 Peers: ICT 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 he has any plans to improve the repair and maintenance regime for desktop computers issued to Members of the House. more like this
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Lord Laird remove filter
star this property uin HL5915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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>All Digital Service supplied desktop computers for House of Lords Members are covered by a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty for hardware faults and are repaired or replaced accordingly. Beyond the 3 year warranty the Digital Service will repair or replace the equipment if it fails. The Digital Service provides 24 hour support. Digital Service support staff resolve 92% of calls logged within 24 hours. The Digital Service has established a new Live Services team with a new structure for front-line support. This has a focus on continual learning and upskilling and includes more specialist support, which will deliver a number of operational improvements and efficiencies to the support customers receive.</p><p>All Digital Service issued IT equipment comes with a lifecycle of 4 years, after which equipment is available for replacement. The replacement and repair policy will be reviewed by the Services Committee during 2017.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:18:56.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:18:56.11Z
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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 Laird more like this