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390405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Catering more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff in catering outlets on the Parliamentary Estate are employed on zero-hour contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
tabling member printed
Harry Harpham more like this
uin 7241 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answer text <p>The House of Commons does not offer new members of staff zero-hours contracts, and guarantees work for all its employees. There are two members of staff currently working under casual contracts in Catering Services, whose appointments pre-date this policy. They have been offered, but have declined, guaranteed hours employment contracts.</p><p>The arrangements in the House of Lords are a matter for the Administration of that House.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-20T15:45:57.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:45:57.697Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4477
label Biography information for Harry Harpham more like this
390406
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Catering more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, whether tips paid by credit or debit cards in catering outlets on the Parliamentary Estate are passed on to staff in addition to their wages. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
tabling member printed
Harry Harpham more like this
uin 7242 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answer text <p>Tips paid by debit and credit cards are passed on to permanent front-of-house catering staff in addition to their wages.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-20T15:46:27.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:46:27.187Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4477
label Biography information for Harry Harpham more like this
390407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Divisions: Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions in the House (a) have been made since 2010 and (b) are under preparation in connection with proposed changes to the standing orders on English votes on English laws. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsty Blackman more like this
uin 7244 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answer text <p>Accurate recording of divisions and timely publication of division lists are critical business activities of the House of Commons.</p><p> </p><p>The House Service has been investigating means of electronic recording of divisions since October 2014, with a view to improving the timely publication of division lists, making division data more accessible to the public and easier to analyse, and improving accuracy. The House of Lords recently moved to recording divisions on tablet devices.</p><p> </p><p>A trial was held in the House in March 2015 in which seven divisions were recorded in part by division clerks on tablet devices.</p><p> </p><p>Full implementation of tablet recording of divisions is expected to take place later in the current Session. This change had been planned before the announcement of the Government’s proposals for English votes for English laws, although the use of tablets would make it easier and quicker to provide the results of divisions taken under the proposed ‘double-majority’ system.</p><p> </p><p>In 2013/14 the amount spent on electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions was zero.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014/15, the amount spent on electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions was £9,900. This included £5,000 for the cost of developing software and £4,900 for purchasing the tablet devices referred to above.</p><p> </p><p>The work on the project is not yet complete, but the total amount spent to date in 2015/16 is £6,700. This includes £5,000 for purchasing tablet devices and £1,700 to modify the software to enable the tablets to provide the results of divisions taken under the proposed ‘double-majority’ system.</p>
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
grouped question UIN 7245 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-20T15:48:23.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:48:23.937Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4357
label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
390408
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Divisions: Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent on electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions in the House in each of the last two financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsty Blackman more like this
uin 7245 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answer text <p>Accurate recording of divisions and timely publication of division lists are critical business activities of the House of Commons.</p><p> </p><p>The House Service has been investigating means of electronic recording of divisions since October 2014, with a view to improving the timely publication of division lists, making division data more accessible to the public and easier to analyse, and improving accuracy. The House of Lords recently moved to recording divisions on tablet devices.</p><p> </p><p>A trial was held in the House in March 2015 in which seven divisions were recorded in part by division clerks on tablet devices.</p><p> </p><p>Full implementation of tablet recording of divisions is expected to take place later in the current Session. This change had been planned before the announcement of the Government’s proposals for English votes for English laws, although the use of tablets would make it easier and quicker to provide the results of divisions taken under the proposed ‘double-majority’ system.</p><p> </p><p>In 2013/14 the amount spent on electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions was zero.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014/15, the amount spent on electronic upgrades to the recording of divisions was £9,900. This included £5,000 for the cost of developing software and £4,900 for purchasing the tablet devices referred to above.</p><p> </p><p>The work on the project is not yet complete, but the total amount spent to date in 2015/16 is £6,700. This includes £5,000 for purchasing tablet devices and £1,700 to modify the software to enable the tablets to provide the results of divisions taken under the proposed ‘double-majority’ system.</p>
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
grouped question UIN 7244 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-20T15:48:24.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:48:24.02Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4357
label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
390838
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Select Committees: Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what progress has been made on developing device independent applications for the distribution of select committee papers. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 7713 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answer text <p>Documents for select committees are circulated to committee members electronically, predominantly in PDF format; a format that can be read on a number of different devices. Following the decision of the House of Commons Commission, 557 Members have been issued with an iPad. Support for the system of distributing papers has focused mainly on the needs of iPad users, including software to allow the synching and personal annotation of documents. Members are not restricted to using iPads and can access the folders used for distributing committee documents on a desktop or laptop computer and, if they wish, copy them onto a tablet device of their choice. Alternative methods of distributing papers are being investigated and the Liaison Committee will be consulted to ensure that the views of Members are taken into account. Device independence remains a key requirement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-21T10:50:37.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T10:50:37.53Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
390837
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Divisions: Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the change in the cost of electronic upgrades for recording divisions arising from proposed changes to Standing Orders on English votes on English laws. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsty Blackman more like this
uin 7760 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer yesterday to Questions 7244 and 7245.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-21T09:19:26.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T09:19:26.687Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4357
label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
390839
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Uniforms more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will take steps to allow door-keeping staff a summer uniform made from lighter materials to reduce discomfort in hot weather. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 7716 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answer text <p>Doorkeeping staff who perform a variety of outside and inside duties have a range of uniforms to wear as appropriate. Senior Doorkeepers who exclusively perform inside duties, and predominantly around the Chamber (which has cooling), have one uniform. These uniforms are 'bespoke' and to provide a second uniform would have considerable resource implications. The Serjeant at Arms has not received any requests from the Doorkeeping staff to either create a summer version of the uniform or to 'dress down' during hotter weather.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-21T09:20:06.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T09:20:06.117Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
391864
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Palace of Westminster more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, whether options other than remaining in the Palace of Westminster have been considered for the long-term future of the House. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
tabling member printed
Deidre Brock more like this
uin 8344 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>An option to move Parliament out of the Palace of Westminster to a new purpose-built building was included in the Restoration and Renewal Pre-Feasibility Study of 2012. The House of Commons Commission reviewed that study on 29 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 Committee of the House of Lords took a similar view.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T14:10:32.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:10:32.833Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4417
label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
391865
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons Chamber more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, whether consideration has been given to ensuring that there will be adequate provision for every hon. Member to attend proceedings and take part in proceedings in the Chamber following the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
tabling member printed
Deidre Brock more like this
uin 8348 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The two Houses have established a Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster which will report and make recommendations to both Houses on the future restoration and renewal of the Palace. It will be for the two Houses to decide in due course whether or not they wish to make changes to the layout and seating arrangements of their respective Chambers in conjunction with the essential replacement of service infrastructure and other repairs to the fabric of the building. I am sure that the Joint Committee will be happy to receive the hon. Lady's ideas on this subject.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T14:11:20.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:11:20.277Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4417
label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
391513
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Parliament: Hearing Aids more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2662, if he will extend the provision of the induction loop system to ensure people who have hearing loss or who are deaf can follow proceedings in all meeting rooms using a personal loop inducted into that system. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Winnick more like this
uin 7923 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>Following the hon. Member’s questions of 15 and 22 June, officials in the Department of Facilities have worked with the House of Commons audio-visual (AV) contractor to establish the costs and viability of extending the existing infra-red loop system to those meeting rooms on the Estate that do not currently have this facility. The work to install this facility in an additional twenty-one rooms across the Estate is planned to take place during the Conference Recess and be in place when the House returns in October.<br><br>An additional twenty-one rooms will be fitted with the infra-red loop system at a cost of approximately £31k. The rooms concerned are:</p><ul><li>Portcullis House : Rooms M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T and U</li><li>Norman Shaw North: Ground Floor Interview Room</li><li>Parliament St: Rooms A,B,C and D</li><li>Millbank House: Archbishop’s Room</li><li>7 Millbank: Conference Room E and Room 11</li><li>The Palace of Westminster: Conference Room H</li><li>Tothill St: Rooms G01, G02 and G03</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T14:09:40.503Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:09:40.503Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
316
label Biography information for Mr David Winnick more like this