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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 answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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 registered interest false more like this
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 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
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 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Asbestos 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 has been made of the extent and location of asbestos in the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL2656 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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>It is difficult to estimate the precise amount of asbestos that is present in the Palace of Westminster because asbestos materials of various types have been widely used, over the years, often concealed in ducts and voids, and buried in the fabric of the building. Before the dangers of asbestos were known it was used extensively in building works due to its strength and resistance to heat and fire. Extensive surveying has been undertaken to inform Parliament’s management of asbestos and robust controls are in place which cover checking for the presence of asbestos and the safe execution of works. Asbestos-containing materials have been identified by completion of an Estate wide asbestos management survey and subsequent analyses where applicable.</p><p>Parliament’s Asbestos Management Plan complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and follows Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance. Risks associated with asbestos-containing materials are managed in line with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The plan is reviewed annually and has been independently audited.</p><p>All estates staff undergo Asbestos Awareness training and those responsible for instructing and arranging works on the Estate’s fabric have Asbestos Management training which provides information and advice about the dangers of asbestos, including asbestos-related diseases. Contractors and their staff are also required to undertake this training, or to provide evidence that they have done equivalent training.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T15:02:15.963Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T15:02:15.963Z
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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 Wigley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Deportation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what have been the (1) security, and (2) other, costs to the House administration in preparing for and conducting the State Opening of Parliament in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL90 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>State Opening is the major ceremonial event of the parliamentary calendar and the Estate is significantly reconfigured for hosting it. Its traditions date back as far as the sixteenth century and it is the only regular occasion when the three constituent parts of Parliament meet: the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The event is broadcast to the nation by the main UK TV channels and also to many international networks with high viewing figures across the globe.</p><p>The security costs to the House administration in preparing for and conducting the State Opening of Parliament in each of the last five years are set out in the table below. These figures are additional to the fixed cost base for police officers and staff, tasked daily with protecting the Parliamentary Estate. They are indicative, due to the complex nature of police officer and staff allocation for a large scale operation.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>c.15,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>17,234</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>10,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>15,814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>c.15,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Estimates of other costs are set out in the table below. These include supply and fit of additional structures, preparations of the interior, additional lighting, move and reinstallation of the vehicle security barrier, construction costs of reconfiguring the Lords chamber and Royal Gallery, building media facilities within the Palace of Westminster, storage of equipment throughout the year, and other domestic and administrative costs.</p><p>The costs for 2016 are based on estimates only at this stage, because not all invoices have yet been received from relevant suppliers. Some costs are annual rather than tied to a particular State Opening of Parliament; these annual costs have been attributed to the next State Opening.</p><p>Since 2015, a proportion of overtime has been captured specifically in relation to the State Opening of Parliament. This accounts for the apparent steep increase in overall ‘other’ costs for that and the subsequent year, but it should be noted that these costs always existed, but were assigned to separate budgets.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>251,341</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>261,504</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>280,707</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>325,937</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>c.326,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The House of Lords pays a proportion of these costs, many of which are costs from services shared with the House of Commons. This information does not represent the full cost of State Opening, as costs will also have been incurred by other bodies, which may include Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Household.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T16:51:48.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T16:51:48.63Z
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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 Tyler more like this
518797
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the capital value for which (1) ermine robes, and (2) other garments, used by Peers and Officers of the House during the State Opening of Parliament are insured. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL91 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The capital value of Members’ robes donated to the House is £217,453 (as reported in the House of Lords Resource Accounts: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2015/HL-resource-accounts-2014-15.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2015/HL-resource-accounts-2014-15.pdf</a>). No public money was spent on acquiring these robes. The Administration does not capitalise other garments used by Members and staff of the House during the State Opening of Parliament. The House is self-insuring.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T15:51:10.853Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:51:10.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property file name HL-resource-accounts-2014-15.pdf more like this
star this property title House of Lords resource accounts 2014-15 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how much has been paid to Electoral Reform Services for their supervision of each hereditary peers by-election since the start of the 2014–15 session in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL3657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the date of the count of, those eligible to vote in the by-election and the amount paid to Electoral Reform Services in respect of each by-election since the start of the 2014–15 session.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date of count</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Those eligible to vote </strong> <strong>in the by-election</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount paid to Electoral Reform Services</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22 October 2014</p></td><td><p>All members of the House</p></td><td><p>£2,370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 December 2014</p></td><td><p>Crossbench hereditary members</p></td><td><p>£950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 February 2015</p></td><td><p>Crossbench hereditary members</p></td><td><p>£950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7 July 2015</p></td><td><p>Crossbench hereditary members</p></td><td><p>£950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16 September 2015</p></td><td><p>Conservative hereditary members</p></td><td><p>£950</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The by-election in October 2014 involved the manning of a polling station for a day.</p><p>Amounts are exclusive of VAT. The table does not include two recent by-elections in respect of which Electoral Reform Services has provided services but not yet been paid.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T17:52:04.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T17:52:04.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Roads: City of Westminster more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment he has made of the progress made in respect of the roadworks underway in Bridge Street at the northern end of Westminster Bridge, 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 HL6709 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The work on Bridge Street, Westminster Bridge and Victoria Embankment is due to be completed by the end of this month; remaining works around Parliament Square should be completed by the end of April as planned. There have been detailed and helpful discussions, and ongoing liaison, between the Administrations of both Houses and Transport for London about the scheduling of the work in order to ensure that the plans for the cycle superhighway disrupt access to Parliament as little as possible. Since the works began, there have been no reports that they have adversely affected or disrupted the business of Parliament. Parliament has shared information about these works on the intranet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2016-03-16T13:15:51.827Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T13:15:51.827Z
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2079
star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Access more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what are the arrangements for access to the House of Lords during weekends and other quiet periods; and whether there are any plans to change them. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL431 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Members have access to the House of Lords estate 24 hours a day, including during weekends. Outside regular hours (advertised in the <em>Handbook on facilities and services for Members and their staff</em>), Members may gain access to the estate by use of their electronic pass at Carriage Gates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Access 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 measures are available to ensure that access to the House of Lords is maintained when road works or other obstructions occur. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL3382 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>There is frequent and direct contact between Black Rod’s department and the Police, and with the local authorities and Transport for London, for appropriate arrangements to avoid or mitigate any predicted or potential disruption of Members’ access to the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T12:38:47.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T12:38:47.843Z
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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 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Work Experience more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many internships are offered by the House of Lords Administration. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL3962 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The House of Lords Administration offers three internships: one in the Committee Office and two in the library. These posts are salaried. In addition, the Administration offers an apprenticeship in the library and up to 24 work experience placements for school students.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The House of Lords Administration does not offer any internships. The three posts erroneously identified as internships are Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) fellowships usually for PhD students, funded by the UK Research Councils, learned societies and charities. Further details of that scheme are available from the Parliamentary website: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/</a></ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T15:25:47.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:25:47.057Z
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less than 2015-02-03T17:40:13.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:40:13.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this