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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of losses to the public purse arising from applying the current accounting officer conventions in the period leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property uin 154017 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 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 154018 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
10022
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with officials in his Department on how the accounting officers' conventions would apply to investment in Scotland in advance of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property uin 154018 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 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 154017 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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3949
unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
1002220
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance 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 is the estimated cost to the House of (1) restoration, (2) repair, and (3) fire protection work underway in (a) the Palace of Westminster, (b) Fielden House, and (c) Millbank House. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11241 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>‘Restoration’ has been taken to include work currently underway on the Estate to restore or conserve areas of the historic building fabric, including but not limited to the restoration work in Westminster Hall and the Encaustic Tile project. It does not include the estimated costs of the Restoration and Renewal Programme. ‘Repair’ includes project works underway on the estate but does not include general day to day maintenance. Fire protection work costs are based on the Fire Life Safety Works Programme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster</p></td><td><p>Millbank House</p></td><td><p>Fielden House</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Restoration</p></td><td><p>External Courtyards Conservation work (Phase 1) current approved cost: £20.2m; Westminster Hall current approved cost: £12.1m (subject to review); Elizabeth Tower current approved cost: £61.1m (subject to review); Cast Iron Roofs current approved cost: £84.4m; Encaustic Tiles current approved cost: £14.3m.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repair</p></td><td><p>Works to the Palace in 2017/18 totalled £2m; works in 2018/19 are forecast to cost £2.8m.</p></td><td><p>Works to 5 Great College Street and its integration into Millbank House total £42.9m.</p></td><td><p>Planning is underway for the refurbishment of Fielden House. Surveying work is expected to commence in December 2018. The surveying working is required to finalise the business case. Until it is finalised it is not possible to provide an estimate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fire Protection</p></td><td><p>The approved business cases forecast expenditure of £90m for fire safety work underway in the Palace of Westminster. The forecast expenditure of a project within the Fire Safety programme is currently being revised.</p></td><td><p>The cost of fire protection in the Great College Street area of Millbank House has been integrated into the project itself and therefore is included in the repair figure above. The cost of Fire Protection in 1&amp;2 Millbank is currently forecast at £1.6m excluding risk and optimism bias (OB) and £2.1m including risk and OB.</p></td><td><p>The cost of making Fielden House Fire Life Safety compliant will form part of the refurbishment project. Therefore, it is not possible currently to confirm how much it will cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Parliament: Official Visits 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 how much each Address to both Houses of Parliament cost in each of the past 15 years. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>In line with the Authorised Records Disposal Practice, records relating to financial information relating to State Visits and Addresses is kept for 5 years and then disposed of. The costs to Parliament for visits where records are available are listed in the table below. These vary depending on whether the event was held in the Royal Gallery or Robing Room. Costs of addresses in Westminster Hall are not available. It should be noted that additional costs related to translation, sound and AV services, catering and, in a number of cases, ticketing and programmes are borne by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Event</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Porterage</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Furnishings</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of halting planned maintenance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Flowers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ticketing and printing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>23 October 2018</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£7,235.00</p></td><td><p>£4,930.40</p></td><td><p>£2,500.00</p></td><td><p>£1,100.00</p></td><td><p>£109.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain</p></td><td><p>12 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£6,169.00</p></td><td><p>£4,925.85</p></td><td><p>£3,000.00</p></td><td><p>£480.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Columbia</p></td><td><p>1 November 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£2,907.48</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£540.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Indonesia</p></td><td><p>19 April 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£490.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£462.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Speech by Prime Minister of India</p></td><td><p>12 November 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£2,350.00</p></td><td><p>£6,965.76</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Prime Minister of China</p></td><td><p>20 October 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,800.00</p></td><td><p>£8,678.85</p></td><td><p>£1,300.00</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the President of Mexico</p></td><td><p>3 March 2015</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£1,497.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£740.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Singapore</p></td><td><p>21 October 2014</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£941.16</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£470.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Ireland</p></td><td><p>8 April 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£2,703.50</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Chancellor of Germany</p></td><td><p>27 February 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£3,110.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Z
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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 Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 hansard heading House of Lords: Expenditure 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 was the total cost to the House of the (1) Catering and Retail Service, (2) Department of Facilities, (3) Finance Department, (4) Human Resources Office, (5) Parliamentary Digital Service, (6) Library, (7) clerks and procedural services, and (8) Commissioner for Standards in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and what were the comparative figures for the 2005–6 financial year. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11243 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The costs for 2017-18 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,863</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14,536</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2,384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,383</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal Office, Communications Office, Legislation Office, and the Lord Speaker’s Office. Costs for the Commissioner of Standards are not separately identifiable and are within the Clerks and Procedural Services figure.</p><p> </p><p>In 2005-06 some offices and departments listed above did not exist, and since 2005-06 there have also been other changes to the roles and functions of offices and departments across the Administration; this makes providing comparison figures more difficult. The costs for 2005-06 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2005-06</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services (was the Refreshment Department)</p></td><td><p>1,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities (did not exist – costs of the Attendants and Housekeepers sections)</p></td><td><p>1,013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p>1,272</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p>942</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service (did not exist – costs of Computer Office, ICT and telecommunications sections)</p></td><td><p>2,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p>2,926</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p>11,816</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Doorkeepers, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal and Information Office, Legislation Office, and the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Z
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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 Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Peers: Allowances 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 how much was paid to members of the House in allowances in each of the last 15 years. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11244 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The total paid to Members of the House in allowances, travel and subsistence expenses under the Members Finance Scheme in relation to attendance at the House of Lords in each of the last 15 years was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total £000s</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>17,604</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>21,872</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>18,787</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,638</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>20,658</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,637</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>21,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>17,856</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>16,033</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>17,514</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>17,152</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>16,306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>14,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>13,355</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td><p>12,574</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The scheme of financial support for Members changed on 1 October 2010. Prior to then, in addition to travel costs, Members could claim reimbursement of expenses under categories entitled Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence, and Office Costs.</p><p>The totals differ from the summary numbers published in the notes to the annual Resource Accounts as to be consistent with classification over a long period of time the above totals only include amounts paid for travel, Daily Allowance (since 1 October 2010), Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence and Office Costs (prior to 1 October 2010).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Z
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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 Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
100594
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Veterans more like this
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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 has any plans, in conjunction with the House of Commons Commission, to identify those posts in the Palace of Westminster which could be filled by recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen and to keep those posts open, in the first instance, only for such individuals. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2331 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to reserve posts in the Palace of Westminster in the first instance for recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen.</p><p>Employment practice in both Houses is to recruit through fair and open competition and to welcome job applications from people with disabilities, making any reasonable adjustments to enable disabled applicants to compete equally for employment and promotion.</p><p>The bi-cameral workplace equality network ParliABLE promotes awareness and positive approaches to disability through publicity and events which continue to be well supported by Members of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Peers: Computer Software more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether Members are no longer offered OneDrive; if so, on whose authority; and why. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL11435 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to remove OneDrive from Members. A configuration change made to the OneDrive service designed to enhance parliamentary information security had an unintended impact on the ability of Members to use OneDrive. This change has now been reversed and we are grateful to the noble Lord and others for drawing this to our attention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11436 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:31:59.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:31:59.59Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Peers: Computer Software more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker why Members were not informed that OneDrive would no longer be available at the same time that those working in the Parliamentary Digital Service were informed. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL11436 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to remove OneDrive from Members. A configuration change made to the OneDrive service designed to enhance parliamentary information security had an unintended impact on the ability of Members to use OneDrive. This change has now been reversed and we are grateful to the noble Lord and others for drawing this to our attention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11435 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:31:59.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:31:59.637Z
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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 Clark of Windermere more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
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 who tendered for the contract to supervise by-elections for hereditary peers; and which tender was successful. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11453 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>ERS, Kanto Elect and UK Engage responded to the invitation to tender. ERS was the successful applicant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:56.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:56.83Z
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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 Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections 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 is the overall cost, including the cost to the House Authorities, of the contract to supervise by-elections for hereditary peers; whether that cost is paid annually or per by-election; and whether the cost is dependent on the number of candidates or electors. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11454 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The costs are paid per by-election. Costs vary according to the number of electors. The current cost of a whole House by-election is £1440; a Labour or Liberal Democrat by-election costs £570, and a Conservative or Crossbench by-election costs £600; all costs are inclusive of VAT. This is in addition to the cost of House of Lords staff time spent organising the by-election which forms part of their normal duties and is not costed separately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:39.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:39.057Z
star this property answering member
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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 Grocott more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether arrangements will be made to enable members of the House who wish to observe the count of the votes cast for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 November. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11455 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>A member of the relevant party or group is appointed to act as scrutineer at each count, and this will happen on 28 November when the votes (all of which will be cast by post) will be counted. There is no count on 27 November. There are no plans to make further arrangements to enable more members of the House to observe the count of the votes cast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:08.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:08.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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276
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1006676
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether media access will be granted to the count of votes cast for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 November. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11456 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to provide for members of the media to be present to witness the count on 28 November. There is no count on 27 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:39:14.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:39:14.12Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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276
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1006677
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether media access will be granted to the hustings for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 20 November. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11457 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements for hustings are a matter for the party or group concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:40:46.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:40:46.04Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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276
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1007913
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green: Mass Media more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the disruption caused by the media’s use of College Green; and what consideration, if any, is being given to the establishment of a permanent media centre elsewhere on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11523 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Abingdon 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 them to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. Because of the unique views that the Green affords to Parliament, we also allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament on the basis that this is an important way of communicating to the public the political issues that are taking place. We do not permit protests or campaigning on the Green.</p><p>There are occasions when events in Parliament create exceptional media activity and demand for broadcasting space on the Green. When this occurs, we conduct a careful assessment on whether to prioritise broadcasting over public access and where the balance of public interest lies. Although we prefer to maintain dual use of the Green by public and media, on some occasions we assess that reporting from the Green must be prioritised and that it is necessary to close it to the public for safety reasons. Not to do so would limit the ability of a wide section of the broadcast media, both national, international and radio to provide high quality coverage of unfolding events in Parliament and interview the politicians involved in a secure manner.</p><p>Regarding a permanent media centre, no consideration is currently being given to this. Most media (including broadcast) arrangements are covered through the existing press lobby arrangements. Under this, nominated members of the media are accredited with membership of the Press Gallery and allocated desk space within the House of Commons and given press passes which allow access to the building. This is a long standing arrangement administered by the House of Commons with well understood rules which enables open media access to Parliament to be maintained within manageable levels.</p><p>Additionally, as well as Abingdon Green, there are broadcast points within both Houses which are used by UK domestic broadcasters for the reporting of Parliamentary business.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T13:58:06.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:58:06.72Z
star this property answering member
4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1013199
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
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
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 House of Lords catering services are subject to food hygiene inspections by Westminster Health Authority; and if so, (1) what Food Hygiene Rating each Lords catering outlet achieved at their most recent inspection, and (2) whether outlets are required to display a Food Hygiene Rating Sticker. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL11759 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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>As registered food premises, the House of Lords catering facilities are subject to inspections from Westminster City Council (WCC). At the last inspection in November 2017, the Environmental Health Officer from WCC Food Safety Team awarded the highest rating of 5 for all House of Lords catering outlets in the Palace of Westminster; Millbank House facilities were inspected in November 2016 and also received a 5 rating. It is a recommendation but not a legal requirement to display the food hygiene rating sticker. The House of Lords rating stickers are currently displayed in the River Restaurant and Millbank House Cafeteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T11:48:49.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T11:48:49.817Z
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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 Storey more like this
1014643
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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 Peers: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL11781 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 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1017057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
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
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11902 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 2018-12-12more 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
star 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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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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276
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1019270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Bills: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Government’s response to the report of the Constitution Committee, Parliament and the Legislative Process, published on 20 April 2005 (HL Paper 114), whether the Procedure Committee will consider the recommendation that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL11959 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>In 2005, when it responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliament and the Legislative Process, the Government was “not convinced that it would be appropriate to commit all bills which have not been scrutinised in draft to an evidence-taking committee after Second Reading but we are ready to consider this option in exceptional circumstances (and have done in the past).” <br> <br>I am aware that the idea that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence is under fresh consideration by the Constitution Committee as part of its current inquiry on the legislative process, stage 2 of which is covering the passage of legislation through Parliament. Written and oral evidence received as part of that inquiry is available here - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/legislative-process/. I am looking forward to the Committee’s report and any recommendations it might make on this and other matters. The Procedure Committee will give it due consideration then.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1020039
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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: Fire Regulations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the impact of the manual fire safety call points on the visual appearance of the Palace of Westminster; and what consideration was given to alternative means of advertising call points and fire safety instructions in keeping with the heritage of the Palace. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL12014 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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 “totem” manual fire safety call points are designed for highly significant interiors within the Palace, where fixing escape signs and manual call points to the historic fabric is not acceptable. Following consultation with Historic England, it was agreed that free standing signage was the best option in those spaces, to reduce physical impact on the Palace.</p><p>The patinated brass finish used in the frame was chosen to blend in with the timber joinery and reference the Victorian brass fittings found throughout the Palace. The colours used for the signage differ slightly from the British Standards; the colours were chosen to minimise the visual impact on interiors, whilst remaining legible to direct people in the case of an emergency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T14:17:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:17:22.723Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
1020302
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the 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 thismore than 2018-12-20
star 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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4148
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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25277
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 thismore than 2018-12-20
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> </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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25277
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
star 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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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1028351
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar this property answering dept short name
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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25277
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 date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star 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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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
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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this