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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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: Proof of Identity 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 consideration has been given to requiring all visitors to the Parliamentary estate to present photo identification before entry. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>There are over one million visitors to Parliament each year. Visitors access the estate for many reasons. These include: to meet with a Member or a member of staff; to attend a Member-sponsored meeting or meetings at official level; to give evidence to a Committee; to lobby; to attend debates in both Houses (in the Chambers and Committees); to attend functions and banqueting events; to take a tour (both paid-for and democratic free tours); or as part of an Education Service visit. Many visits do not need to be pre-booked. In order to promote open access to Parliament controls are kept proportionate to the security risk. Photo identification by visitors is not currently deemed proportionate and if introduced would need to be verified, significantly delaying the admission of visitors to Parliament and resulting in lengthy queues at peak times.</p><p>All non-passholders are subject to search and screening measures before entering the estate. The Parliamentary Security Department do not comment publicly on the details of security measures.</p><p>The Director of Security for Parliament is content to meet with any members who wish to discuss specific concerns.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Z
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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 Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 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 The Senior Deputy Speaker how much financial support ("Cranborne money") has been allocated to each political party for the 2017–18 financial year. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>For the 2017-18 financial year, the maximum amount available for financial assistance to opposition parties and the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers (“Cranborne money”) is as follows:</p><p>(1) £605,318 to the Labour Party,</p><p>(2) £302,229 to the Liberal Democrats, and</p><p>(3) £91,929 to the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T10:42:17.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T10:42:17.947Z
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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 Wigley more like this
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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
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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 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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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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Paintings 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 when the restoration works on the two large Maclise paintings in the Royal Gallery will be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. The conservation of the wall paintings ‘Trafalgar’ and ‘Waterloo’ will be completed this year. Phase 3 of the programme is currently underway (4-22 Feb inclusive), and subject to permissions, Phase 4 (final phase) will be booked for October 2019 and will complete the conservation treatment. Discussions are ongoing regarding possible future work on adjustments to the lighting of the wall paintings to further improve their presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Z
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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 Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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: Disability 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 is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords provides support for Members, staff and visitors to Parliament affected by hearing loss through the use of audio loop and infrared systems that help to amplify sound for hearing aid users. Loop systems are installed in the Chamber and all Committee rooms, with infrared systems additionally available within Committee rooms 1 to 4, 2A, 3A and the Moses Room. Handheld radio transmitters are also available to hearing-aid users when in the Chamber, to reduce interference from electrical equipment and improve the quality of sound provided by the audio loop.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring options to provide an audio description service for Chamber and Committee proceedings. This will provide blind and partially sighted members, committee witnesses and members of the public with a voiced description of which member or witness is currently speaking, transmitted directly via an audio service. A feasibility study was commissioned in January 2019 and will report back later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Further microphones are due to be added to the Chamber this year, which will improve the quality of service provided to hearing aid users. A greater number of microphones situated closer to the people speaking minimises background noise and gives a cleaner sound on the audio which is sent directly to hearing aids via the loop system. The large number of microphones used in Committee meetings, whether automated or operated by an engineer, help to keep the sound clear and maximise the quality of sound experienced by hearing aid users.</p><p> </p><p>For those with hearing impairments which do not require the use of a hearing aid, overall audibility in Committee Rooms 2A, 3A and 4A is generally good. In Committee rooms 1 to 4, however, factors such as high ceilings and furniture arrangements mean that the current acoustic set-up is sub-optimal. A facilities upgrade is currently being trialled in House of Commons Committee Room 6 and, subject to approval, House of Lords Committee rooms will also benefit from these improvements in due course. There are also plans to replace the speakers embedded in the benches within the Chamber next year, which should deliver improvements to general levels of audibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business of the House is of course dependent upon Members, staff and visitors such as committee witnesses being able to hear and be heard, although the capacity to deliver improvements can sometimes be limited by the nature of operations in a building with heritage restrictions. Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out as part of the Restoration and Renewal process, during which extensive works are likely to offer the potential for further improvements to facilities. In the interim, the Director of Facilities would be happy to speak to any member with specific suggestions for improvement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Z
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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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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: Catering 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 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
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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 hansard heading Abingdon Green 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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Terrace: Smoking 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 smoking on the Lords’ Terrace. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Smoking is permitted on the Lords’ Terrace in the designated smoking area adjacent to the House of Commons and on the Peers’ smoking table, which is located near the top of the ramp and is currently outside the designated smoking area. The Services Committee will consider a paper on this matter at its meeting in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Z
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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 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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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: Emergencies 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 many evacuation procedures have been carried out in the Palace of Westminster and other parts of the Lords estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL3999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
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 table below shows the evacuations from Lords parts of the Parliamentary Estate in the last five years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Evacuations due to false alarms</p></td><td><p>Evacuation drills</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Millbank House 6; Victoria Tower 1</p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Millbank House 5; Victoria Tower 1</p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Millbank House 1; Fielden House 3; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1; Victoria Tower 2</p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>Millbank House 3; Fielden House 3</p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 (Jan – Nov)</p></td><td><p>Millbank House 8; Fielden House 10; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1</p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster 2; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-12-21T12:42:07.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-21T12:42:07.743Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: 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, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 8 April 2014, which museums or related institutions have received encaustic tiles from the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4049 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Following the decision by the Administration and Works Committee in the Lords and the Administration Committee in the Commons that in cases where encaustic tiles from the Palace of Westminster cannot be re-used elsewhere, some of these should be donated to museums or related institutions, encaustic tiles have been donated to the Tile Trail in Stoke on Trent; to a recycled mosaics project to commemorate the pottery works in Stoke on Trent; and to St Augustine’s Church in Ramsgate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T14:12:45.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T14:12:45.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Construction 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 many women are employed in construction works (1) on the House of Lords Estate, and (2) for bicameral projects on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons and the House of Lords are jointly responsible for the Palace of Westminster. The Strategic Estates department is a bicameral department and is responsible for delivering capital investment across the Parliamentary Estate. As at 14 February the department consisted of 64 (47%) women and 72 (53%) men. These staff work on a bicameral basis and it is not possible to allocate specific figures to those working on each part of the Estate. In addition to these staff, as at 14 February there were 2,620 contractor passes issued to the teams responsible for construction works and maintenance of the Palace and other areas of the Parliamentary Estate. Of these, 312 (11.9%) were issued to women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Z
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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 Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Peers 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 many members of the House have (1) retired or otherwise resigned, and (2) ceased to be a member of the House as a result of non-attendance or conviction of a serious offence, since the passing of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL7260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>Since the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 came into force, 81 members of the House have retired and six have ceased to be a member as a result of non-attendance.</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 2018-05-02T14:00:57.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T14:00:57.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Grand Committee 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 on how many sitting days, excluding Fridays, in (1) this session to date, and (2) each of the previous three sessions, there has been no business taken in the Moses Room. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL3289 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>As of 17 November 2017, there had been 42 sitting days, excluding Fridays, in this session when no business was taken in the Moses Room. For the 2016-17 session there were 96 days, excluding Fridays, when no business was taken in the Moses Room; for the 2015-16 session this figure was 100 days and for the 2014-15 session it was 33 days.</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 2017-11-30T12:23:13.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:23:13.123Z
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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 Sharkey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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 Chair of State 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 when the Chair of State in the House of Lords Robing Room will be reupholstered. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL4579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
star this property answer text <p>It is expected that the arms of the Chair of State in the House of Lords Robing Room will be reupholstered in the next financial year. The back of the seat will be left intact but its condition will continue to be monitored in case further restoration work is required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-01-17T12:59:08.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-17T12:59:08.313Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet more like this
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 access to the "Religion of Peace" website is not available on the Parliamentary estate. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4961 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service uses an industry standard categorising service, the “Religion of Peace” website is blocked as part of this automated service as it is classified as a religion-based hate website by the categorising service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet more like this
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, further to his Written Answer on 1 February (HL 4961), whether he will give an instruction for the unblocking of the Religion of Peace website on the Parliamentary Estate; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5612 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Access to the Religion of Peace website has been blocked on the Parliamentary Estate because it has been classified as a religion-based hate website by the Parliamentary Digital Service’s industry standard categorising service. As a result there are no plans for the website to be unblocked.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Per Capita Costs 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 average cost to the British taxpayer, including salary and expenses but excluding building maintenance costs, of a member of the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5613 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 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>For the 2015-16 financial year the cost of the House of Lords excluding Estates and Works expenditure and non-cash costs (e.g. depreciation) was £67,932,000. As at 31 March 2016 there were 814 members, making the average cost of a member on this basis £83,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Z
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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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet more like this
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, further to his Written Answer on 7 March (HL5612), what is the industry standard categorising service; who within the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is responsible for the service; whether there is a contract or other service level agreement between PDS and the service; whether PDS pays for the service, and if so, how much is paid annually; whether the service reports to PDS in respect of its activities and decisions, and if so, how; whether its classification of websites is advisory or mandatory; whether Parliament is free to over-ride its classification of religion-based hate websites; and if so, why there are no plans to unblock the "Religion of Peace" website. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL6074 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) uses the Check Point URL filtering service to categorise websites, and currently blocks a range of categories of website from the Parliamentary Estate, including “Hate/Racism”. PDS does not control which websites are put into which category by the filtering service; this is an automated process conducted at an industry level.</p><p>It is not possible to provide an accurate figure regarding the annual cost of the service as it is one of a number of services provided within a contract. With over one billion websites to categorise, it is not practicable for the filtering service to report to PDS in respect of its categorising decisions for particular websites. While it would be possible for PDS to unblock a website that has been included in a blocked category, there are no plans to unblock the “Religion of Peace” website, which has been included in the “Hate/Racism” category, because the site does not appear to have been incorrectly categorised.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Z
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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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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: Demonstrations 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 are the average daily costs to Parliament of any additional Parliamentary security personnel who have been required to deal with the demonstrators near to the Palace of Westminster since 23 June 2016. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL13245 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>There have been no additional costs to Parliament. The additional security staff fall into two categories, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and private security provision for the broadcasters. The resources for the police officers who are part of the wider MPS response to Brexit do not fall within the contractual arrangement between MPS and Parliament, therefore Parliament is not paying any extra for policing these protests. Private security provision for the broadcasters is contracted by various broadcasters on Abingdon Green, which Parliament does not pay for.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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 Library: Magazine Press 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 was the total cost of the production of Issue 1 of the House of Lords Library magazine The Library, published in April; and what estimate he has made of the future costs of the publication of that magazine. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL15039 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 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The total cost of production for issue 1 of the House of Lords Library Magazine <em>The Library</em> published in April was £2,642.50 plus VAT (template and printing). The magazine is available in print and digitally, and the cost of future issues will therefore depend upon the demand for printed copies. Likely subscriber numbers indicate a cost for printing of £185 plus VAT per issue, and it is expected that <em>The Library</em> will be published approximately nine times per year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T12:56:25.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:56:25.767Z
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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 Palmer more like this
1133478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
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 Chamber: Clocks and Watches 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 cost of the new clocks in the House of Lords Chamber. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL16513 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The new clocks in the House of Lords Chamber were procured together with new clocks for Grand Committee. Together the new clocks for the Chamber and Grand Committee cost £23,709.60. This includes the cost of the bespoke design, software, hardware and installation. It is inclusive of VAT.</p><p>The clocks are maintained by the same company that maintains the clocks in the House of Commons. Together the two Houses pay an annual maintenance fee of £3,596 per annum. The House of Lords pays 40% of this cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T12:15:46.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:15:46.54Z
star this property answering member
4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
1141556
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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 Parliamentary Security Department: Uniforms more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 of providing new uniforms for parliamentary security staff; and what proportion of that cost was paid by the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL17424 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The total cost of providing over 350 new uniforms for parliamentary security staff was £150,000. The proportion of that cost paid by the House of Lords was £45,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T11:15:26.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T11:15:26.707Z
star this property answering member
4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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 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 The Senior Deputy Speaker what is his estimate of the cost arising from the House sitting in September. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL924 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The planning assumption made by the House Administration each year is that there will be a sitting in September. Most activities are scheduled on that basis and costs of September sittings are factored into the original budgets.</p><p> </p><p>On that basis, the main additional cost arising from the House sitting in September is an estimated £4k for cleaning and porterage at the end of maintenance and project works to prepare for the sitting and around £1k of staff overtime for the Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Z
star this property answering member
4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Carpets 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 the carpet has been removed from the Cholmondeley Room; whether it will be replaced; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL1970 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 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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 carpet in the Cholmondeley Terrace marquee was replaced with oak wooden flooring during the summer recess. This change was made alongside other improvements to the structure, including installing air conditioning and lining the roof space to improve insulation. These improvements were necessary to enhance the customer experience and reduce on-going repair costs.</p><p>The carpet in the Cholmondeley Room itself has not been altered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T14:41:26.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T14:41:26.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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 Work of the House of Lords 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 it cost to produce the pamphlet Work of the House of Lords 2016–17; and how many copies were sent to people outside the parliamentary estate. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3396 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 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The 2016-17 edition of the <em>Work of the House of Lords</em> cost £7,229 for a print run of 20,000 copies. Of these, 3,728 copies were sent to libraries and universities at the time of publication. Further copies will be distributed to people outside of the parliamentary estate through various outreach activities over the course of the current session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:23:57.157Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:23:57.157Z
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 Palmer more like this
856330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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 House of Lords: Waste Disposal 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 will happen to the various items, including green-shaded lights, computers, air conditioning units, microwaves, laptops, telephones and fridges, which are being temporarily stored in Boiler House Court. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL6118 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 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Boiler House Court is used for temporary storage of items for disposal awaiting weekly collection by the House's Approved Authorised Treatment Facility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-03-15T11:46:53.873Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T11:46:53.873Z
star this property answering member
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 Palmer more like this
856331
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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 Palace of Westminster: Electricity 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 total annual electricity bill for the Palace of Westminster; and what proportion of that bill is paid by the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL6119 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The total cost of the electricity bill for the Palace of Westminster for 2016/17 was £1,778,860. The House of Lords contribution to such running costs is 40%, meaning a payment of £711,544 for 2016/17.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:44:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:44:32.407Z
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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 Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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 Parliament: Telephone Services 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, if any, has been the annual saving to the two Houses of the outsourcing of the switchboard service; and how are the costs of that service apportioned between the two Houses. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL7286 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 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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 saving projected when the outsourced switchboard provider, 3C Ltd, changed to Capita PLC in May 2012 was £1.53m. The saving was projected over the course of 7 years, meaning that the average forecast annual saving was £218.57k. Saving over the full 7 year term is now forecast to be £1.88m, providing an average annual saving of £269.33k. The actual saving after 6 years has been £1.45m, with an average annual saving of £242.36k.</p><p>Until 31 March 2015, 20% of costs were apportioned to the House of Lords and 80% to the House of Commons. Since 1 April 2015, 30% of costs are apportioned to the House of Lords and 70% to the House of Commons.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-10T11:41:49.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T11:41:49.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
891846
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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 Parliament: Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 has been the saving to the two Houses arising from the changes to the opening hours of the switchboard service that were introduced in February. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
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