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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Official Visits more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how much each Address to both Houses of Parliament cost in each of the past 15 years. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>In line with the Authorised Records Disposal Practice, records relating to financial information relating to State Visits and Addresses is kept for 5 years and then disposed of. The costs to Parliament for visits where records are available are listed in the table below. These vary depending on whether the event was held in the Royal Gallery or Robing Room. Costs of addresses in Westminster Hall are not available. It should be noted that additional costs related to translation, sound and AV services, catering and, in a number of cases, ticketing and programmes are borne by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Event</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Porterage</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Furnishings</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of halting planned maintenance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Flowers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ticketing and printing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>23 October 2018</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£7,235.00</p></td><td><p>£4,930.40</p></td><td><p>£2,500.00</p></td><td><p>£1,100.00</p></td><td><p>£109.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain</p></td><td><p>12 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£6,169.00</p></td><td><p>£4,925.85</p></td><td><p>£3,000.00</p></td><td><p>£480.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Columbia</p></td><td><p>1 November 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£2,907.48</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£540.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Indonesia</p></td><td><p>19 April 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£490.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£462.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Speech by Prime Minister of India</p></td><td><p>12 November 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£2,350.00</p></td><td><p>£6,965.76</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Prime Minister of China</p></td><td><p>20 October 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,800.00</p></td><td><p>£8,678.85</p></td><td><p>£1,300.00</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the President of Mexico</p></td><td><p>3 March 2015</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£1,497.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£740.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Singapore</p></td><td><p>21 October 2014</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£941.16</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£470.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Ireland</p></td><td><p>8 April 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£2,703.50</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Chancellor of Germany</p></td><td><p>27 February 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£3,110.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Z
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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 Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1002222
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Expenditure 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 was the total cost to the House of the (1) Catering and Retail Service, (2) Department of Facilities, (3) Finance Department, (4) Human Resources Office, (5) Parliamentary Digital Service, (6) Library, (7) clerks and procedural services, and (8) Commissioner for Standards in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and what were the comparative figures for the 2005–6 financial year. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The costs for 2017-18 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,863</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14,536</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2,384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,383</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal Office, Communications Office, Legislation Office, and the Lord Speaker’s Office. Costs for the Commissioner of Standards are not separately identifiable and are within the Clerks and Procedural Services figure.</p><p> </p><p>In 2005-06 some offices and departments listed above did not exist, and since 2005-06 there have also been other changes to the roles and functions of offices and departments across the Administration; this makes providing comparison figures more difficult. The costs for 2005-06 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2005-06</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services (was the Refreshment Department)</p></td><td><p>1,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities (did not exist – costs of the Attendants and Housekeepers sections)</p></td><td><p>1,013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p>1,272</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p>942</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service (did not exist – costs of Computer Office, ICT and telecommunications sections)</p></td><td><p>2,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p>2,926</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p>11,816</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Doorkeepers, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal and Information Office, Legislation Office, and the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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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
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
unstar 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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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
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star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, 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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Chair of State 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 when the Chair of State in the House of Lords Robing Room will be reupholstered. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL4579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
unstar this property answer text <p>It is expected that the arms of the Chair of State in the House of Lords Robing Room will be reupholstered in the next financial year. The back of the seat will be left intact but its condition will continue to be monitored in case further restoration work is required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-01-17T12:59:08.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-17T12:59:08.313Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence 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 items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2016; and of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL4896 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>In total, 1,652,317 items of mail were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2016. The Administration does not count which House each item goes to but estimates that approximately 30 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T12:00:57.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T12:00:57.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet 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 why access to the "Religion of Peace" website is not available on the Parliamentary estate. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4961 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service uses an industry standard categorising service, the “Religion of Peace” website is blocked as part of this automated service as it is classified as a religion-based hate website by the categorising service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet 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 his Written Answer on 1 February (HL 4961), whether he will give an instruction for the unblocking of the Religion of Peace website on the Parliamentary Estate; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5612 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to the Religion of Peace website has been blocked on the Parliamentary Estate because it has been classified as a religion-based hate website by the Parliamentary Digital Service’s industry standard categorising service. As a result there are no plans for the website to be unblocked.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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star this property hansard heading Peers: Per Capita Costs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the average cost to the British taxpayer, including salary and expenses but excluding building maintenance costs, of a member of the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5613 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
unstar this property answer text <p>For the 2015-16 financial year the cost of the House of Lords excluding Estates and Works expenditure and non-cash costs (e.g. depreciation) was £67,932,000. As at 31 March 2016 there were 814 members, making the average cost of a member on this basis £83,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will publish the terms of the agreement with Electoral Reform Services to administer the hereditary peers’ by-elections, including the fees paid and the length of the contract. more like this
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
star this property uin HL5820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The House has engaged Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to assist with each hereditary peers’ by-election since they were first held in 2003. When the need for a by-election arises ERS are engaged to administer and supervise the by-election and to provide assurance that it conforms to good electoral practice. This arrangement has applied each time a by-election is held. A fee is paid for ERS’ services for each by-election; there is no standing contract under which fees are paid to ERS.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the amounts paid to Electoral Reform Services in respect of hereditary peers’ by-elections in each calendar year since 2012.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount paid to Electoral Reform Services</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£3,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£3,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£5,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 (to date)</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Amounts are exclusive of VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The House authorities are currently reviewing the procurement arrangements under which services for hereditary peers’ by-elections are provided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.257Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this