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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Alcoholic Drinks 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 the Commission has restricted the sale of alcohol in parliamentary cafeterias selling food; and how that policy is intended to promote responsible alcohol consumption. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Broxbourne more like this
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Mr Charles Walker more like this
star this property uin 205847 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The House of Commons Commission has agreed a number of actions to promote responsible alcohol consumption on the Parliamentary Estate.</del> <ins class="ministerial">On 19 March 2018, the House of Commons Commission endorsed the recommendations of the Administration Committee to help to promote responsible drinking in Commons catering venues. The Commission also agreed to return to this matter on a six-monthly basis. The Commission did so on 29 October 2018, also giving due weight to the reference to access to alcohol within the Dame Laura Cox report on bullying and harassment. On 17 December 2018 the Commission agreed a number of actions to promote responsible alcohol consumption on the Parliamentary Estate.</ins> These include<ins class="ministerial">d</ins> increasing the range of non-alcoholic drinks and lower strength beers available, training and supporting staff to refuse to serve customers when necessary, expanding and encouraging alcohol-free areas including all six House of Commons cafeterias (Bellamy's, Courtyard Café, Debate, Jubilee Café, Members' Tea Room, Terrace Cafeteria), discouraging Members and staff from drinking in offices after bars are shut, and not running promotional advertisements.</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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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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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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less than 2019-01-11T17:52:12.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T17:52:12.27Z
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less than 2019-01-17T16:16:14.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:16:14.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
910261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Tours more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, with reference to the ongoing discussions in the Administration Committee on the future of Blue Badge guided tours of the House, what the Commission's policy is on pausing the recruitment of in-house staff pending a final decision on the guiding service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 147401 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 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has no plans to pause the recruitment of in-house tour guides because the final decision on the new guiding service was taken several months ago. It has been endorsed by the House of Commons Administration Committee and the Commission. Recruitment of 28 new members of House of Commons staff to take the majority of tours in Parliament will be completed this month.</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 2018-06-06T10:47:16.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T10:47:16.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
997882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Bullying 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, with reference to the letter from the Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to the Clerk of the House of 19 March 2018 on Newsnight report into bullying and harassment, if the Commission will publish the response to that letter; and what information was provided to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in response to the questions listed at the end of that letter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Basingstoke more like this
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Mrs Maria Miller more like this
star this property uin 185545 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 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Clerk of the House replied to the letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 23 March 2018. A copy of that reply has already been sent to the Women and Equalities Committee and has been placed in the Library.</p><p>The letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission listed a number of matters they wished to discuss at a meeting. These were discussed at a meeting on 23 April 2018.</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 2018-11-05T10:46:15.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T10:46:15.443Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Maria Miller more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, with reference to the Answers of 21 April 2017 to Questions 70502 and 70503, on apprentices: Parliament, whether the House of Commons has declared a levy payment since May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 7074 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 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons has made levy payments to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) since April 2017, in the region of £37,000–£38,000 per month. All levy payments are up to date. This figure includes the House of Lords share of staff costs which are incurred on a shared basis between the two Houses.</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 2017-09-13T11:29:16.693Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T11:29:16.693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management 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, which wastes are sent for incineration by the Parliamentary authorities; and whether the Commission has made an assessment of alternative sources of disposal for such wastes. 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 124972 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 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Parliament’s ‘general waste’ stream is sent for incineration at an ‘energy from waste’ facility. General waste bins in offices are clearly marked and are for food, food contaminated packaging, crisps packets, tea bags, coffee grounds, disposable coffee cups and take away meal containers.</p><p>The House authorities and their waste contractor carry out audits of the general waste stream to identify opportunities to move general wastes up the waste hierarchy, by avoiding the generation of wastes in the first instance, and to identify ways to increase recycling where possible.</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 2018-01-30T15:36:55.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-30T15:36:55.097Z
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unstar 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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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, which training providers the House of Commons works with to train apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 221756 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 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons is participating in National Apprenticeship Week. This will include the production of a short film of former and current apprentices in conjunction with Amazing Apprenticeships. The film will be shown nationally in schools and Further Education colleges to promote apprenticeships in general and at Parliament.</p><p>Lifetime Training have been appointed as our Lead provider, together with Newham College. We also use Kaplan training who are managed by Lifetime.</p><p>In addition, we work alongside Amazing Apprenticeships who work with over 3,500 schools and colleges nationally.</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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221755 more like this
221757 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T12:07:45.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T12:07:45.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading House of Commons Commission: 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, which persons not employed by the House of Commons Commission hold security passes entitling them to enter the House of Commons Commission's premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 62537 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 2017-02-14more like thismore than 2017-02-14
star this property answer text <p>Persons not employed by the House of Commons Commission who hold security passes entitling them to enter the House of Commons estate are:</p><ul><li>Members of the House of Commons and their spouses/partners</li><li>Members of the House of Lords and their spouses/partners</li><li>Staff of Members of both Houses, political party staff sponsored by Members and staff of party research units</li><li>Staff of the House of Lords</li><li>Contractors</li><li>Members of the Metropolitan Police contracted by Parliament</li><li>Government officials</li><li>Specialist staff of parliamentary bodies</li><li>Specialist Advisers</li><li>Roll A Agents &amp; specified legal advisers used by the House</li><li>Media</li><li>Union representatives for House staff</li><li>Former Members of both Houses</li><li>Retired senior parliamentary officials</li><li>Residents of the Parliamentary Estate</li></ul> 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 2017-02-14T14:31:27.333Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-14T14:31:27.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, which external organisations the House of Commons is working with to provide apprenticeship opportunities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 221757 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 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons is participating in National Apprenticeship Week. This will include the production of a short film of former and current apprentices in conjunction with Amazing Apprenticeships. The film will be shown nationally in schools and Further Education colleges to promote apprenticeships in general and at Parliament.</p><p>Lifetime Training have been appointed as our Lead provider, together with Newham College. We also use Kaplan training who are managed by Lifetime.</p><p>In addition, we work alongside Amazing Apprenticeships who work with over 3,500 schools and colleges nationally.</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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221755 more like this
221756 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T12:07:45.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T12:07:45.96Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Cleaning Services 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, which company has been contracted to carry out cleaning work on the ceiling of Westminster Hall; and what archaeological supervision has been provided to supervise that cleaning work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 124149 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 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Work is currently underway in Westminster Hall to complete phase three of the conservation programme. This includes: the refurbishment of the lantern; removing the extensive dust deposits from the roof timbers; minor repairs to the interior of the roof to stabilize decorative elements and tracery; fire protection improvements; and new lighting.</p><p>The principal contractor for the programme is Mitie, who have in turn subcontracted the refurbishment of the lantern, cleaning of dust deposits and the minor repairs to the heritage and conservation specialists, DBR Limited. The programme of work is supervised by heritage architects Donald Insall Associates.</p><p>There is a large body of academic material on the Hall already available, with principal studies conducted between 1854 and 2016. Both information from this, together with extensive condition surveys, have been used as the basis for the specification for the current work and any further survey in this regard would be of no evident value to Parliament. It should be noted that the roof is an example of ‘standing archaeology’ – that is, it will be accessible for the foreseeable future as it has been in the past. The obligation to record the repairs and to deposit the records in the archives will be undertaken by the consultant conservation architect (Donald Insall Associates), specialist conservators, the in-house Architecture &amp; Heritage team and Historic England. This information will be made available to interested parties and therefore no further archaeological supervision is necessary.</p><p>I have sent the hon. Lady a copy of the list of references to studies of the roof, and placed a copy in the Library.</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 2018-01-25T14:54:36.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T14:54:36.897Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property file name References-to-studies-of-Westminster-Hall-Roof.pdf more like this
star this property title References to studies of Westminster Hall Roof more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Members 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, whether there are any plans to alter the in-House guiding system offered to Members; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
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Sir David Amess more like this
star this property uin 126177 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 2018-02-13more like thismore than 2018-02-13
star this property answer text <p>During 2017 a review of the operating model for guided tours at Parliament was undertaken. This was because the contract with the current supplier of guides for paid-for tours (Blue Badge Guides) comes to an end in October 2018. Blue Badge Guides are not the only option on offer to the public, so therefore a holistic review of all guided tours at Parliament was undertaken. The review sought to make improvements to the current model, and to ensure Parliament gets value for taxpayers’ money across all its tour guiding activities. This includes democratic access (Member tours), currently delivered by in-house guides, and paid for tours on Saturdays and during recess periods.</p><p>The review recommended a change to the current model. At present, different types of tour are taken by separate guide pools, all on different rates of pay and with variable contractual relationships with Parliament. The new model will create a core team of House employed, full-time and part-time tour guides who are able to deliver all tours, including both income generating commercial tours and constituents’ tours booked through Members. These will be good quality jobs, and ensure that visitors have an excellent experience. Blue Badge Guides could apply for the posts in the new House Service.</p><p>This recommendation was approved by managers in both Houses and subsequently endorsed by the Administration Committee on 27 November 2017 and the House of Commons Commission on 18 December 2017. The House of Lords Services Committee endorsed the recommendation following their meeting on 23 November 2017.</p><p>The benefits that will be realised through the adoption of the new model are:</p><ul><li>The opportunity to build a dedicated team of specialists who will be ambassadors for Parliament.</li><li>The operating model will provide substantive full and part time roles for new and existing staff who will be able to access the full employment benefits of working at the Houses of Parliament – rather than outsourcing at a significantly higher cost. Furthermore, the use of casual contracts will cease.</li><li>Visitor Services will introduce new recruitment strategies to increase the diversity of the guide pool. Visitor Services are looking into options such as apprenticeships to offer further employment opportunities.</li><li>The new model represents better value for money by both achieving efficiencies (cost and operational) and enabling opportunities for further public engagement through a richer programme of talks, tours and events with a dedicated Parliamentary team.</li><li>There will be more opportunity to quality assure all types of tour to the same high standard – commercial and democratic – with greater management control, ensuring content is distinct by tour type and audience in order to deepen public engagement with Parliament.</li><li>The above benefits will be realised whilst achieving a modest financial saving in comparison to the current model. This saving will be reinvested to increase Parliament’s public engagement in Westminster and in constituencies.</li></ul><p><br>The new model operating model will come into effect by the end of October 2018.</p><p>The above applies to the operating model only, it does not affect the booking process for tours.</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 2018-02-13T11:45:31.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-13T11:45:31.843Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this