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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 House of Lords: Sexual Offences 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 any independent service is available to those working on the Lords part of the Parliamentary estate who wish to report a sexual assault. more like this
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Baroness Hollins more like this
star this property uin HL2916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>All reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment should be dealt with appropriately and with the right support. The Leaders of the two Houses have set up a Working Group on an Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy to draw up and implement a new bicameral bullying and harassment procedure. Officials from the Lords Administration are working with their Commons counterparts to support that working group.</p><p>Currently, there are a number of support services available to those who work on the Lords part of the Parliamentary Estate and who wish to report, or have reported, a sexual assault or sexual harassment. Members, Members’ staff and staff of the House have access to the Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service and the five Parliamentary Workplace Equality Networks. Members’ staff and House staff may also get independent support from Employee Assistance Programmes [Health Assured for Members’ staff and Workplace Options for House staff].</p><p>For employees of the Administration, the Staff Handbook sets out the procedures for reporting harassment or bullying of any type and the support available to them. For Members and Members’ staff, reports of bullying and harassment are currently dealt with through the relevant Whips Offices or through the Convenor’s office.</p><p>Members of the House of Lords are subject to a Code of Conduct which provides guidance on the standards of conduct expected of members in the discharge of their parliamentary duties and includes a requirement to act on their personal honour. An individual can make a complaint about the conduct of a Member to the independent Commissioner for Standards who would make a preliminary assessment of whether the allegation was linked to the discharge of parliamentary duties and, if so, whether it could constitute a breach of the Code. If the preliminary assessment concluded that these two tests had been met the Commissioner would investigate the allegation in accordance with the current procedures set out in the Code. The procedures and processes for investigating complaints made under the Code were not designed with complaints of this nature in mind and this is something the Commissioner would need to advise any potential complainant about, it is also something the Committee for Privileges and Conduct will need to consider. Anyone wishing to establish whether the particular behaviour of an individual member could amount to a breach of the Code should contact the Commissioner for further information.</p><p>In addition, anyone working on the Lords part of the Estate has independent access to ACAS services and can report a sexual assault or sexual harassment to the Police.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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HL2917 more like this
HL2918 more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.303Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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4190
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
784699
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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: Harassment 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 protocols and procedures with respect to harassment and bullying are available to those working on the Lords part of the Parliamentary estate, regardless of employment status or political party. more like this
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Baroness Hollins more like this
star this property uin HL2917 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>All reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment should be dealt with appropriately and with the right support. The Leaders of the two Houses have set up a Working Group on an Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy to draw up and implement a new bicameral bullying and harassment procedure. Officials from the Lords Administration are working with their Commons counterparts to support that working group.</p><p>Currently, there are a number of support services available to those who work on the Lords part of the Parliamentary Estate and who wish to report, or have reported, a sexual assault or sexual harassment. Members, Members’ staff and staff of the House have access to the Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service and the five Parliamentary Workplace Equality Networks. Members’ staff and House staff may also get independent support from Employee Assistance Programmes [Health Assured for Members’ staff and Workplace Options for House staff].</p><p>For employees of the Administration, the Staff Handbook sets out the procedures for reporting harassment or bullying of any type and the support available to them. For Members and Members’ staff, reports of bullying and harassment are currently dealt with through the relevant Whips Offices or through the Convenor’s office.</p><p>Members of the House of Lords are subject to a Code of Conduct which provides guidance on the standards of conduct expected of members in the discharge of their parliamentary duties and includes a requirement to act on their personal honour. An individual can make a complaint about the conduct of a Member to the independent Commissioner for Standards who would make a preliminary assessment of whether the allegation was linked to the discharge of parliamentary duties and, if so, whether it could constitute a breach of the Code. If the preliminary assessment concluded that these two tests had been met the Commissioner would investigate the allegation in accordance with the current procedures set out in the Code. The procedures and processes for investigating complaints made under the Code were not designed with complaints of this nature in mind and this is something the Commissioner would need to advise any potential complainant about, it is also something the Committee for Privileges and Conduct will need to consider. Anyone wishing to establish whether the particular behaviour of an individual member could amount to a breach of the Code should contact the Commissioner for further information.</p><p>In addition, anyone working on the Lords part of the Estate has independent access to ACAS services and can report a sexual assault or sexual harassment to the Police.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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HL2916 more like this
HL2918 more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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4190
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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: Sexual Offences 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 support is available to those working on the Lords part of the Parliamentary estate who have reported sexual assault or sexual harassment. more like this
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Baroness Hollins more like this
star this property uin HL2918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>All reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment should be dealt with appropriately and with the right support. The Leaders of the two Houses have set up a Working Group on an Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy to draw up and implement a new bicameral bullying and harassment procedure. Officials from the Lords Administration are working with their Commons counterparts to support that working group.</p><p>Currently, there are a number of support services available to those who work on the Lords part of the Parliamentary Estate and who wish to report, or have reported, a sexual assault or sexual harassment. Members, Members’ staff and staff of the House have access to the Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service and the five Parliamentary Workplace Equality Networks. Members’ staff and House staff may also get independent support from Employee Assistance Programmes [Health Assured for Members’ staff and Workplace Options for House staff].</p><p>For employees of the Administration, the Staff Handbook sets out the procedures for reporting harassment or bullying of any type and the support available to them. For Members and Members’ staff, reports of bullying and harassment are currently dealt with through the relevant Whips Offices or through the Convenor’s office.</p><p>Members of the House of Lords are subject to a Code of Conduct which provides guidance on the standards of conduct expected of members in the discharge of their parliamentary duties and includes a requirement to act on their personal honour. An individual can make a complaint about the conduct of a Member to the independent Commissioner for Standards who would make a preliminary assessment of whether the allegation was linked to the discharge of parliamentary duties and, if so, whether it could constitute a breach of the Code. If the preliminary assessment concluded that these two tests had been met the Commissioner would investigate the allegation in accordance with the current procedures set out in the Code. The procedures and processes for investigating complaints made under the Code were not designed with complaints of this nature in mind and this is something the Commissioner would need to advise any potential complainant about, it is also something the Committee for Privileges and Conduct will need to consider. Anyone wishing to establish whether the particular behaviour of an individual member could amount to a breach of the Code should contact the Commissioner for further information.</p><p>In addition, anyone working on the Lords part of the Estate has independent access to ACAS services and can report a sexual assault or sexual harassment to the Police.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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HL2916 more like this
HL2917 more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T12:13:03.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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4190
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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 hansard heading Parliament: 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 what steps, if any, are being taken to withdraw the use of plastic straws in catering outlets and bars across the Parliamentary estate. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL5070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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>House of Lords Catering and Retail Services (CRS) will be trialling the removal of straws from customer-facing areas in the catering outlets and bars managed by CRS. If the trial is successful we envisage a significant reduction in the volume of straws used. CRS are also investigating what alternative straws are available with improved environmental credentials, for example fully biodegradable alternatives or paper straws. CRS envisage that this review, being undertaken in conjunction with colleagues in the House of Commons, will be completed by the end of February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T14:40:57.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T14:40:57.64Z
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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 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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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 House of Lords: Food 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 kilogrammes of food the House of Lords has disposed of as waste in each of the last five years for which information is available. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL8277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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>Food and catering waste from catering facilities in both Houses is segregated from other waste at the kitchens; it is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.</p><p>The measurements of waste are not broken down by House.</p><p>In each of the last five financial years, the following amounts (kilogrammes) of food waste from catering facilities across Parliament were disposed of:</p><p>2013/14: 140,017kg</p><p>2014/15: 209,667kg</p><p>2015/16: 130,384kg</p><p>2016/17: 228,441kg</p><p>2017/18: 266,749kg</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the amount of food waste being disposed of is partly as a result of improvements in waste management; this has meant that an increasing proportion of food waste has been diverted from general waste into a dedicated food waste stream. Additionally, macerators have been removed from the Estate: food waste disposed of through macerators was not previously captured in the food waste stream. In both cases this has ensured that food waste is now sent to an anaerobic digestion facility, moving it up the waste hierarchy.</p><p>Food waste from offices is not currently segregated and is captured in the general waste stream and sent to an energy-from-waste facility. A system to collect this separately, together with compostable items, is to be introduced in the next couple of months.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-06-18T16:11:46.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T16:11:46.413Z
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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 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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: Plastics 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 action is being taken by the House of Lords Administration to reduce its use of plastic. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL10157 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-20more like thismore than 2018-09-20
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>In April 2018 the Services Committee endorsed a number of measures to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics:</p><p><strong>A. Remove water in plastic bottles from sale in catering venues–</strong> This will be effective from October 2018, reducing plastic waste immediately.</p><p><strong>B. Eliminate the consumption of plastic-lined take-away cups for hot drinks (through substitution) and reduce overall take-away cup waste–</strong> This will be effective from October 2018, with plastic-lined disposable cups replaced with a compostable alternative.</p><p>In addition, Catering &amp; Retail Services (CRS) will continue to incentivise customers to use china mugs, or their own re-usable cups, when purchasing hot drinks by offering a 10p discount on every purchase. A 25p surcharge on all hot drinks purchased in a disposable take-away cup will be introduced from October 2018 for a twelve-month trial.</p><p><strong>C. Substitute the remainder of CRS plastic disposable items–</strong> In early 2018 all plastic drinking straws supplied by Catering &amp; Retail Services were replaced with compostable paper straws. Individual condiment sachets have also been replaced with condiment bottles. Remaining plastic catering disposable items used by Catering &amp; Retail Services will be replaced with compostable alternatives from October 2018.</p><p>The plastic tumbler cups currently provided in meeting rooms and kitchen facilities will also be replaced with compostable cups.</p><p>To capture compostable disposable products (including take-away cups) effectively, 800 compostable waste bins have been purchased and will be deployed across the Estate during the 2018 conference recess.</p><p><strong>D. Substitute single-use plastic carrier bags in Retail Services with carrier bags made from paper–</strong> The current plastic carrier bag stock is being depleted and alternative bags made from paper (using material from responsibly-managed, FSC-certified forests) have been identified as a replacement.</p><p>The following additional measures are being taken:</p><ul><li>The development of a ‘green’ stationery catalogue, to reduce the consumption of single-use avoidable plastics in stationery purchasing (implementation anticipated for October 2018);</li><li>The development of a pilot for a re-usable packaging ‘totes’ scheme at the Off-Site Consolidation Centre for all deliveries (implementation anticipated for January 2019); and</li><li>The development of procedures for incorporating the environmental impact of packaging into the weighting of relevant procurement and tender exercises (implementation anticipated for November 2018).</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-09-20T16:06:51.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-20T16:06:51.607Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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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 House of Lords: Telecommunications 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 the move to Skype for Business (1) has cost so far, and (2) is anticipated to cost; and what are the anticipated benefits of the change. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL7845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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>Parliament’s telephone system was installed in 1985 and – like much of the Palace of Westminster’s core infrastructure – is at the end of its supportable life and at significant risk of failure. Replacement parts for the system are no longer made and the organisation has been buying second hand parts for the last ten years. There are no longer providers in the marketplace that support the corresponding software. If the system were to fail we could not reliably restore the service.</p><p>Given this situation, a project was initiated in 2014 to examine the options to replace the telephone system, whilst also meeting the needs of Parliament’s mobile workforce and the impending estates challenges associated with the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster. That project identified Skype as the most suitable solution to meet these needs.</p><p>The implementation costs, to March 2018, are £2.7 million (revenue) and £1.7 million (capital). It is forecast the total spend will be £5.1 million (revenue) and £2.6 million (capital).</p><p>The primary driver (and benefit) for the change is the continued provision of a reliable telephone system throughout Parliament. That being so, Lords Members will have the option to use Skype through provision of an at-desk telephone handset which operates independently of their computer. There are also a number of other benefits in moving to Skype for Business. Skype allows people to join meetings virtually from any location, and therefore opens up many opportunities for flexible and remote working. Users will be able to take advantage of conferencing and video calling, online meetings and document sharing capabilities. Traditional copper telephony requires re-routing and cabling work whenever a member of staff or a member of either House moves office. Skype offers a “lift and shift” approach, an easy way to facilitate the relocation of staff or members without the necessary re-routing work associated with traditional telephony. Looking ahead to the challenges of the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster, the move to Skype will enable our telephone service to move with our users, wherever they are working. Finally, the advantage from a security point of view is that voice data on our network will have the same type of security protocols and protection as other digital data.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T16:25:13.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T16:25:13.337Z
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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 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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: Beverage Containers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps are being taken, including through procurement processes, to reduce the number of plastic cups used in catering outlets in the House of Lords. more like this
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Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL3551 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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>House of Lords Catering and Retail Services (CRS) is taking a pro-active approach to reducing the use of disposable cups within the House’s catering facilities. The River Restaurant and Millbank House Restaurant both provide disposable cups, and in both areas CRS runs an incentive scheme for customers whereby the price of a hot beverage is reduced by 10p (broadly the price of a disposable cup) if a customer brings their own cup. We also provide china cups in the River Restaurant and Millbank House Restaurant and encourage customers to use these when they are dining in, instead of using a disposable cup.</p><p>Regarding procurement, CRS is not aware of a disposable cup for hot beverages that is fully bio-degradable, and until such a product becomes available CRS will have to continue with its current supply. CRS works closely with its suppliers to ensure it would become aware of any new appropriate products should they emerge.</p><p>Through the procurement process, CRS objectives include sourcing products that come from renewable sources (such as those supporting sustainable forestry or low carbon processes). The disposable hot beverage cups currently used are made from sustainable and recycled materials and are an insulated, double walled cup. This reduces disposable consumption by negating the need for an additional sleeve or the practice of customers doubling up cups if thinner, single walled cups are provided.</p><p>CRS has recently received accreditation from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and looks forward to working alongside the Association to implement innovative solutions for reducing the amount of total disposable products, including cups, that are used across the House of Lords catering venues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-12-07T16:16:06.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T16:16:06.383Z
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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 Baroness Redfern more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate 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 current total value of the Parliamentary Estate, excluding the Palace of Westminster, broken down by each building. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL17100 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chair of the Finance Committee, to respond on his behalf. Excluding the Palace of Westminster, the buildings for which the House of Lords has responsibility, and their values, are as follows:</p><ul><li><p>1-2 Millbank - £51.2m</p></li><li><p>5 Great College Street - £23.8m</p></li><li><p>Fielden House - £9.7m</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>7 Old Palace Yard - £5.8m</p></li></ul><p>The valuation date is 31 March 2019 and was conducted by the Valuation Office Agency. In addition to the above the House of Lords has one residential property which is currently in the process of being sold.</p><p>The Visitor Reception Building, separate from the Palace of Westminster, is shared with the House of Commons – as at 31 March 2019 the valuation of the House of Lords’ share (40%) was £6m.</p><p>Details of the buildings for which the House of Commons are responsible can be found on page 116 in their annual report and accounts which are available here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-expenditure/Admin%20Annual%20Accounts/Administration_Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2018_19.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-expenditure/Admin%20Annual%20Accounts/Administration_Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2018_19.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Doocey more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:07:01.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:07:01.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
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 what detailed evaluation was carried out into the option of building a new Parliament outside of London as part of the Restoration and Renewal preparation work; and whether they will publish any such evaluation. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>An option to move Parliament out of the Palace of Westminster to a new purpose-built building was included in the <a href="https://restorationandrenewal.parliament.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Pre-Feasibility-Study-Oct12.pdf" target="_blank">Restoration and Renewal Pre-Feasibility Study</a> published in 2012. The House of Lords Commission, then known as the House Committee, reviewed that study on 30 October 2012. It decided to rule out the option of constructing a new building away from Westminster and agreed that no further analysis would be undertaken on this option. The House of Commons Commission had already taken a similar view. These commitments were reaffirmed by the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster in 2016 and in the resolutions of both Houses following the debates in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:43:05.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:43:05.307Z
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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 Adonis more like this