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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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: Security 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons security officers in the House of Commons are entitled to a break of two hours and 15 minutes in each eight hour shift; and what assessment the Commission has made of the comparative value for money of such contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 267363 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>House Staff are paid for working hours only, i.e. 36 hours net per week for full time staff. In accordance to their contracts, full-time staff have a one hour unpaid break each day / shift. The rest of the breaks received by the Security staff, which are over and above their contractual arrangements, are a legacy carried over from the Metropolitan Police working practices since 2016. The House is currently in discussion with the union about the introduction of a new roster and rest breaks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:32:45.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:32:45.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1141972
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912182 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints against Members have been resolved since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279076 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics related to the independent grievance and complaints scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated and will include the number of complaints that have been resolved. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1140213
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints have been made against Members since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 279075 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics, related to the Independent Grievance and Complaints Scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated. This includes complaints made by user groups, e.g. against MPs, House staff, MPs’ staff. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1141322
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Sign Language 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on establishing in-house BSL interpretation service for deaf visitors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 280981 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons provides a range of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation services for visitors to the Palace of Westminster and currently holds the Action on Hearing Loss ‘Louder than Words’ charter mark, which is re-accredited every three years.</p><p>Visitors on a commercial, ticketed tour can choose a BSL self-guided option which has been tested and approved by a range of deaf groups.</p><p>Visitors on a democratic access tour can also choose a BSL self-guided option, although in most cases a BSL signer would be booked and made available. The bicameral Visitor Services team has booked 35 BSL interpreters for visitors attending tours or watching parliamentary business, such as select committees, since the start of 2018. BSL interpretation can also be provided for visiting schools, although in most cases the schools themselves will bring their own interpreter.</p><p>The House is investigating the provision of a basic level of BSL training across the Visitor Services team. Training staff to a sufficiently high level of expertise to lead or interpret tours or other visiting activities has to date proved difficult due to the level and duration of training required combined with the frequency of staff turnover. The Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster is expected to provide an opportunity for wider improvements in relation to accessibility and inclusion, including interpretation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1147007
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Members: Bullying 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the number of violent threats made against hon. members in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 292086 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission does not hold specific figures regarding the violent threats made against hon. Members or crimes as the information will be spread across the 45 UK police forces.</p><p>The police Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team (PLaIT) is a specialist unit based at Westminster that investigate crimes and incidents that take place on the Parliamentary Estate. Since April 2017 they have collated the following figures:</p><p>April 2017–March 2018: 152<br>April 2018–March 2019: 353<br>April 2019–May 2019: 43</p><p>The figures are reported crimes to PLaIT with relevance to threats, abuse or intimidation towards MPs and their offices only. It does not include other work that PLaIT investigates. The figures do not include ones held by other forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T07:00:49.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T07:00:49.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Parliament: Veganism and Vegetarianism 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to (a) increase choice in parliamentary catering for vegetarians and vegans and (b) set prices that reflect the true cost of producing food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 264313 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Catering services have increased the number of vegetarian and vegan options across all menus over the past year and there are plans for the range to continue to grow this year. Catering services will continue to support National Vegetarian week and Vegan Month. Some chefs have also attended a two day training course looking at new ideas in plant-based foods to enhance the menus, with further development opportunities planned.</p><p>Catering prices are reviewed on an annual basis and amended to reflect one year’s change in the food price index (a subset of the consumer price index) and applied as a standard percentage increase across the whole product range. New prices come into effect in April, at the beginning of each new financial year.</p><p>The Finance Committee sets the overall budget direction and targets, and the Administration Committee confirms that the pricing percentages work within the overall budget direction and target once they have been presented to them on an annual basis. The House of Commons Commission is asked for a final decision if agreement cannot be reached with both Committees.</p><p>The catering budget set for 2019/20 for food gross profit is to achieve a 62% gross profit margin. This food gross profit covers the cost of food production across all venues on the estate.</p><p>Any prices which need to adjust mid-year due to significant market supplier increases (a previous example being the increase in the price of salmon by 40% in 2016/17) will be reported back to Committees separately.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T20:33:09.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T20:33:09.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Members' Staff: Conditions of Employment 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277112 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Members’ staff are regularly consulted on service issues by House authorities. These consultations include regular meetings between House staff and MPs’ staff representative bodies, and invitations to focus groups to feed into service design. A sample of Members’ staff have also recently been surveyed on how effective the services provided by the House are for them. There is also an annual meeting between House staff and MPs’ staff bodies (specifically Members and Peers Staff Association and Unite) at which service issues can be raised.</p><p>More recently, the House of Commons Commission has discussed the Gemma White review, and it welcomed the broad thrust of the recommendations made, which included better HR services for Members’ staff and how the sense of isolation that they feel can be addressed. They have asked the House Administration to carry out further work to examine the practical steps that can be taken in response to it.</p><p>Terms and conditions of service for Members’ staff fall within the remit of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Plastics: Recycling 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to increase the level of (a) recycling and (b) reuse to reduce the use of single-use plastic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 272117 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>On increasing recycling and re-use, Parliament’s Environment Team works in close partnership with its waste contractor to respond to new and emerging opportunities to recycle and recover waste. The waste contract includes a requirement for driving continuous improvements in Parliament’s recycling performance.</p><p>Parliament achieved a recycling rate of 59% in 2018–19, with a long-term target to recycle 75% of waste (by weight) by 2020–21.</p><p>On reducing single-use avoidable plastics, in May 2018 Parliament announced a comprehensive range of initiatives to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use avoidable plastics:</p><ul><li>Eliminate plastic bottled water</li><li>Eliminate condiment sachets (through substitution)</li><li>Eliminate plastic-lined hot drinks cups, alongside introduction of a ‘latte levy’</li><li>Sell and incentivise the use of re-usable ‘keep cups’</li><li>Substitute disposable catering take-away items with compostable alternatives, alongside the introduction of a compostable waste stream</li><li>Substitute plastic tumblers with compostable alternatives</li><li>Substitute plastic carrier bags with paper ones</li><li>Implement a ‘green stationery’ catalogue</li><li>Pilot a re-usable delivery container scheme at the Offsite Consolidation Centre</li><li>Produce procedures for incorporating the environmental impact of packaging waste into the weighting of relevant procurement exercises</li></ul><p><br>Except for the delivery container pilot scheme, for which a feasibility study has been completed, all single-use plastic initiatives have been fully implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:27:47.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:27:47.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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: Living Wage 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with the Commission pay the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 261263 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons is accredited by Citizens UK as a London Living Wage Employer. The terms of its accreditation licence require that contractors and sub-contractors with dedicated staff who are based on parliamentary premises are paying those staff at least the London Living Wage.</p><p>Contractors and sub-contractors which provide services in relation to our contracts, while not having a presence on parliamentary premises, are required to pay dedicated staff at least the London Living Wage, or the UK Living Wage if based outside London.</p><p>We can confirm that to our knowledge, all dedicated staff are being paid either the London Living Wage or the UK Living Wage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:40:19.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:40:19.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this