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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker, in the event of a vacancy occuring among the 75 hereditary peers who are elected by party or Crossbench groups, how many members would form the electorate for (1) a Conservative vacancy, (2) a Crossbench vacancy, (3) a Liberal Democrat vacancy, and (4) a Labour vacancy. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>If there were a vacancy at present the electorate in each of the groups would be:</p><p>(1) 48 Conservative hereditary peers for a Conservative vacancy,</p><p>(2) 30 Crossbench hereditary peers for a Crossbench vacancy,</p><p>(3) 3 Liberal Democrat hereditary peers for a Liberal Democrat vacancy, and</p><p>(4) 3 Labour hereditary peers for a Labour vacancy.</p><p>If a vacancy occurs amongst the 15 hereditary peers originally elected by the whole House to serve as office-holders, the electorate is all members of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T11:05:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T11:05:35.743Z
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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 Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker how much financial support ("Cranborne money") has been allocated to each political party for the 2017–18 financial year. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>For the 2017-18 financial year, the maximum amount available for financial assistance to opposition parties and the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers (“Cranborne money”) is as follows:</p><p>(1) £605,318 to the Labour Party,</p><p>(2) £302,229 to the Liberal Democrats, and</p><p>(3) £91,929 to the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T10:42:17.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T10:42:17.947Z
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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 Wigley more like this
749914
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost to the House of establishing the parliamentary television channel; and what are the annual costs to the House of maintaining the service. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Parliamentary broadcasting is a shared service hosted by the House of Commons with the House of Lords recharged its share of the costs. The information held by the House of Lords does not separately identify the set-up costs. For 2016-17 the resource costs recharged to the House of Lords totalled £1,104k for Parliamentary Broadcasting and £118k for the Parliamentary Broadcasting ICT Programme. Capital amounts recharged in 2016-17 were £81k for Parliamentary Broadcasting and £465k for the Parliamentary Broadcasting ICT Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T11:22:52.59Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T11:22:52.59Z
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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 Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker what is his estimate of the cost arising from the House sitting in September. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The planning assumption made by the House Administration each year is that there will be a sitting in September. Most activities are scheduled on that basis and costs of September sittings are factored into the original budgets.</p><p> </p><p>On that basis, the main additional cost arising from the House sitting in September is an estimated £4k for cleaning and porterage at the end of maintenance and project works to prepare for the sitting and around £1k of staff overtime for the Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Z
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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 Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green 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 the House Authorities were consulted on the decision to close College Green to the public; and whether broadcasters using the Green pay the House. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL12414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-03more like thismore than 2019-01-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes, Black Rod was consulted on the closure of College Green. The Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable the public to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. It is also longstanding policy also to allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament. Broadcasters are not charged to use the Green as is it considered to be in Parliament’s and the national interest that they should be facilitated to report on Parliament. As the Green is owned by the House of Commons, the question of charging would be a matter for them, not the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 remove filter
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green 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 representations, if any, he has made to Westminster City Council about ensuring members of the House have access to the footpath across College Green. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL9370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>College Green is owned by the House of Commons, with access to it controlled by Black Rod, or the Yeoman Usher acting as Black Rod’s deputy, on behalf of the House of Commons. I have not therefore made any representations to Westminster City Council about ensuring members of the House of Lords have access to the footpath across College Green.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T11:37:44.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T11:37:44.85Z
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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 Clark of Windermere more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green: Mass Media more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the disruption caused by the media’s use of College Green; and what consideration, if any, is being given to the establishment of a permanent media centre elsewhere on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Abingdon Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable them to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. Because of the unique views that the Green affords to Parliament, we also allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament on the basis that this is an important way of communicating to the public the political issues that are taking place. We do not permit protests or campaigning on the Green.</p><p>There are occasions when events in Parliament create exceptional media activity and demand for broadcasting space on the Green. When this occurs, we conduct a careful assessment on whether to prioritise broadcasting over public access and where the balance of public interest lies. Although we prefer to maintain dual use of the Green by public and media, on some occasions we assess that reporting from the Green must be prioritised and that it is necessary to close it to the public for safety reasons. Not to do so would limit the ability of a wide section of the broadcast media, both national, international and radio to provide high quality coverage of unfolding events in Parliament and interview the politicians involved in a secure manner.</p><p>Regarding a permanent media centre, no consideration is currently being given to this. Most media (including broadcast) arrangements are covered through the existing press lobby arrangements. Under this, nominated members of the media are accredited with membership of the Press Gallery and allocated desk space within the House of Commons and given press passes which allow access to the building. This is a long standing arrangement administered by the House of Commons with well understood rules which enables open media access to Parliament to be maintained within manageable levels.</p><p>Additionally, as well as Abingdon Green, there are broadcast points within both Houses which are used by UK domestic broadcasters for the reporting of Parliamentary business.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T13:58:06.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:58:06.72Z
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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 Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Big Ben more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL12425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bills: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Government’s response to the report of the Constitution Committee, Parliament and the Legislative Process, published on 20 April 2005 (HL Paper 114), whether the Procedure Committee will consider the recommendation that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL11959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2005, when it responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliament and the Legislative Process, the Government was “not convinced that it would be appropriate to commit all bills which have not been scrutinised in draft to an evidence-taking committee after Second Reading but we are ready to consider this option in exceptional circumstances (and have done in the past).” <br> <br>I am aware that the idea that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence is under fresh consideration by the Constitution Committee as part of its current inquiry on the legislative process, stage 2 of which is covering the passage of legislation through Parliament. Written and oral evidence received as part of that inquiry is available here - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/legislative-process/. I am looking forward to the Committee’s report and any recommendations it might make on this and other matters. The Procedure Committee will give it due consideration then.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Z
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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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 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 full members of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK there are; how many peers serve as full members; what percentage of the total number of delegates those peers represent; and what percentage of the total cost of the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords administration. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are 25 full members of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK Parliament; of these, eight are members of the House of Lords, representing 32 per cent of the UK Parliament delegates and 11.8 per cent of all full members of the Assembly (which comprise 68 in total); and 30 per cent of the total cost of the UK Parliament’s contribution to the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords Administration. Information is not held on costs of the Assembly incurred by its other constituent bodies (that is, the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales, the Isle of Man Tynwald, the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Z
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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 Jopling more like this