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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 218595 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
100469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what funding was (a) allocated to the Commission in 2010 and (b) will be so allocated in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission initially committed itself to a reduction in the Administration Resource Estimate in December 2009. The following year this was restated as an intention to reduce the Estimate to £210 million by 2014/15 from a baseline of £231 million for 2010/11.<sup>(a) </sup>Taking forecast inflation into account, this represented a reduction of 17% in real terms. In December 2013 the Commission agreed an Administration Estimate for 2014/15 of £201.3 million – allowing for transfers between Estimates and other adjustments, this was £2 million below the target set in 2010.</p><p>The Finance and Services Committee will, on Tuesday 28 October, be publishing its first report of the session, entitled <em>House of Commons Financial Plan 2015–16 to 2018–19, including draft Estimates for 2015–16</em> (HC 757), which provides further detail. I shall be approaching the Backbench Business Committee to request a debate on the report before the Committee gives its advice on the 2015/16 Estimate to the Commission in December. This would give all hon. Members a chance to discuss and contribute to the financial plan.</p><p>Note: (a) In December 2009 the Commission agreed an Estimate for 2010/11 of £258 million. However, having taken account of the transfer of staff to IPSA and various accounting adjustments, this was reduced to £231 million. Agreement of an initial, in-year savings package by the Commission in June 2010 meant that it actually laid an Estimate for 2010/11 of £219 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
101182
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Serjeant at Arms more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, who the candidates were for the post of Serjeant at Arms on the last occasion on which it was advertised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 211941 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The post of Serjeant at Arms was last advertised in 2012. The successful applicant was Lawrence Ward. Candidates applied in confidence: it is not the Commission's practice to disclose the names of the unsuccessful applicants as this would breach their expectation of confidentiality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T10:39:13.5266888Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T10:39:13.5266888Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
101183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to reward the teams who have installed and successfully delivered digital television feeds including BBC local news and European Parliament, Committee Room, Welsh Assembly, and Scottish Parliament proceedings to offices on the Estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 211942 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Commission acknowledges the challenges involved in changing the unique and complex system that serves over 2,200 screens across Parliament and 20 government departments, and commends the House Service for the smooth changeover. Engineering, project management, maintenance and commercial staff were involved, together with the suppliers and sub-contractors, and Parliament’s long-serving on-site Annunciator technicians. I have nothing to offer as reward beyond my heartfelt thanks.</p><p>The teams involved are delighted that this project has been singled out for acknowledgement by the hon. Member for Lichfield, and are grateful for his support in the early days of defining the system requirements, during his time on the Administration Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T11:00:33.4550206Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T11:00:33.4550206Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
106090
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when it was determined to shred documentation on expenses claims submitted by hon. Members before 2010; and at what committee or decision-making body such a decision was taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213009 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1387
unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106091
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, which documentation relating to expenses claims submitted by hon. Members in which years have been shredded in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213009 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1387
unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106092
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when the decision to destroy documentation relating to hon. Members' expenses claims from before 2010 was reported to the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213010 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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213008 more like this
213009 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1387
unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff employed in the House of Commons Service on 1 January 2014 earned as much or more than a hon. Member; and what the (a) posts and (b) current salaries are of such staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 214345 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The basic salary payable to Members was £66,396 per annum as at 1 January 2014. At that date 78 staff in the House of Commons Service were paid an annual salary above this figure. A list of the posts that have pay band maxima higher than Members’ current salary is attached, together with individual pay of SCS2 and SCS3 staff in £5,000 bands. Details of the current pay ranges are attached. The salaries of Members of the Management Board are disclosed in the House of Commons: Administration annual accounts which are available on the Parliament website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property file name Posts in the Senior Commons Structure and pay band A1 as at 1 Jan 2014.pdf more like this
star this property title Posts in Senior Commons Structure and pay band A1 more like this
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star this property file name House of Commons Senior Pay Bands.pdf more like this
star this property title House of Commons Senior Pay Bands more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:34:19.07Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:34:19.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
156651
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average daily number of letters sent from the House of Commons to each government department is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
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Mr Andrew Turner more like this
star this property uin 215204 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>In the period April 2014 to October 2014 the average number of letters sent from the House of Commons to government departments via the Inter-Despatch Service (IDS) was 159 items per day; information is not held on a departmental basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T11:12:18.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T11:12:18.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Commons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to publish a vision and strategy document for the future of the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 906425 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The current strategy for the House of Commons Service, which covers the period 2013 to 2017, was endorsed by the Commission in January 2013. It is published on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/</a>.</p><p>The Management Board has started the process of drawing up a strategy for the next Parliament, which will build on the current one. This will draw on the views of Members, as well as a large-scale consultation exercise with staff. Emerging ideas will be discussed with the Commission in the new year, the intention is then to take the draft strategy to the new Commission in the 2015 Parliament for its agreement. I have noted the hon. Member’s suggestion to the Governance Committee that the vision should be “This House exists to serve the people of this country and the people who represent them”, and that seems to me an important point to reflect in the House Service’s strategy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this