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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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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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: Vending Machines 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, how many vending machines there are on the parliamentary estate; and what proportion of the items in those machines have (a) low or no and (b) high sugar content. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 108419 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 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons has ten vending machines provided by an external contractor:</p><ul><li><p>4 hot beverage machines</p></li><li><p>6 chilled snack and cold beverage machines</p></li></ul><p>In the majority of the chilled snack and cold beverage machines, out of 16 drinks items approximately 80% are lower sugar items; and out of 22 snack items approximately 50% are lower sugar items. It is more difficult to quantify for the products in the hot beverage machines, because the raw coffee or tea product can be turned into multiple finished products and purchasers can add sugar. However, based on the raw product alone, the hot beverage machines have a minimum of 66% low or no sugar products.</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 2017-10-25T16:27:22.7Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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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 Big Ben: Iron and Steel 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, whether the decision on procuring steel for the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower was made with reference to the provisions of the Public Service (Social Value) Act 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 109191 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 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The Public Service (Social Value) Act 2012 requires a relevant authority buying services to consider how what is being procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the “relevant area”. Parliament does not have a “relevant area” for the purposes of the Act, and therefore the Act’s provisions cannot formally be applied to Parliamentary contracts. Parliament does, however, have a Sustainable Purchasing Policy which sets a range of social, economic and environmental objectives which must be considered whenever procuring contracts with third party suppliers. Objectives of this kind are included in the terms and conditions of parliamentary contracts and any relevant outcomes and performance measures are monitored and reported during contract delivery.</p><p>The House Service awards contracts, including maintenance works, on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender in accordance with the statutory regime set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 prohibit Parliament from insisting on the use of products “of a specific origin”. It would therefore have been unlawful to impose a requirement for the material used to be British. The contract for the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower, which was awarded to Sir Robert McAlpine, requires that they procure services, supplies and works in order to achieve the most economically advantageous outcome to ensure completion of the contract.</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 2017-10-26T15:34:25.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T15:34:25.607Z
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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 Jim McMahon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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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 Anniversaries: Scotland 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, if the Commission will take steps to mark the 375th anniversary of the signing of the Solemn League and Covenant by both Houses of Parliament and the Scottish commissioners on 25 September 1643. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 109300 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 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Parliament has no plans to mark the 375th anniversary of the Solemn League and Covenant. A check of Parliamentary records suggests that we have not marked such anniversaries in the past. In 2018 Parliament will celebrate the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act, as well as commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Parliament has a busy schedule of activities throughout 2018 to engage the public in the role of Parliament through these anniversaries.</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 2017-11-06T14:12:49.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T14:12:49.177Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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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 Select Committees: Vacancies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many vacancies for specialist advisers to select committees have been advertised in each of the last five sessions of Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 109412 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 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Committees are expected to seek potential Specialist Advisers from as wide a range of sources as possible and guidance states that committees should, wherever possible, be offered a choice of candidates. They are advised to use academic institutions, the Library, the National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology whenever appropriate to assist them in their search for Advisers on specific or generic topics. Committees have sometimes advertised for Specialist Advisers by issuing a press notice, and some have used their webpages to offer something like a standing invitation for expressions of interest. No central record of the number of advertised Specialist Adviser vacancies is kept. Information is being gleaned from individual committee records and the Clerk of Committees will write to the hon. Member when that is completed. A record of all Specialist Advisers appointed by a committee can be found in the relevant section of the Sessional Return for each of the years in question.</p><p>The Sessional Returns can be found at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/commons/sessional-returns/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/commons/sessional-returns/</a></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 2017-10-31T14:47:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-31T14:47:02.423Z
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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 Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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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: Pay 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, whether the Commission plans to remove the public sector pay cap of one per cent in its next round of pay negotiations; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 109824 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978 includes the requirement to remain ‘broadly in line’ with the terms and conditions of the Home Civil Service. The House of Commons Commission has yet to take a decision on a pay remit for 2018/19.</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 2017-11-07T15:42:12.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T15:42:12.17Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
778255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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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: Zero Hours Contracts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many and what proportion of (a) parliamentary and (b) contracted staff are employed on zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 109825 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>No staff are employed by the House of Commons on zero hours contracts. The House of Commons Commission does not hold information about staff employed by its contractors. Our standard terms and conditions of contract do not specify that contractors are not to be employed on zero hours contracts.</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 2017-11-09T12:29:10.77Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T12:29:10.77Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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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: Contracts for Services 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, whether evidence of remedial action is required from a contractor who has been involved in the practice of blacklisting before it secures a contract with the Commission; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 109826 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 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>As a pre-qualification activity in the procurement process, potential contractors tendering for contracts with the House Service are asked to confirm whether they have breached labour law obligations, including the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in the previous three years. Where this turns out to be the case, they are asked to explain what measures have been taken and provide evidence as appropriate to demonstrate the reliability of the organisation despite the existence of a relevant ground for exclusion. If the response is not satisfactory, the House Service has the right to exclude the organisation from the tendering process at its discretion.</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 2017-11-03T10:43:14.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T10:43:14.103Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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: Temporary Employment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many and what proportion of parliamentary staff are employed on fixed term contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 112746 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 October 2017, 264 staff were employed on fixed term contracts. This represents 9.8% of staff employed by the House of Commons Commission.</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 2017-11-20T14:05:11.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T14:05:11.41Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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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: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to improve the (a) physical and (b) mental well-being of all employed staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 114915 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 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service (PHWS) support staff to help maintain and improve their physical and mental well-being.</p><p>PHWS offer a number of services including:</p><ul><li>healthcare advice to improve fitness and wellbeing</li><li>wellbeing classes on the Parliamentary Estate, including yoga, pilates and mindfulness</li><li>advice and guidance for staff with disabilities</li><li>support to give up smoking plus dietary and lifestyle advice</li><li>access to physiotherapy services.</li></ul><p><br>The House also has a contract with Westminster Gym which provides employees, amongst others, to access to gym facilities and a range of classes and treatments.</p><p>Wellbeing support is also provided and includes counselling by Wellbeing Practitioners. Support, advice and guidance is also provided to help with issues such as:</p><ul><li>Mental Health</li><li>Problems at home or work</li><li>Ill health or ill health of loved ones</li><li>Financial difficulties and debt</li><li>Bereavement</li><li>Alcohol and Drug issues</li></ul><p><br>A minor treatment clinic is located in the Palace of Westminster. The Clinical Nurse Adviser can provide advice and information about illness, injuries at work, lifestyle and wellbeing issues. The Clinical nurse is able to refer clients onto specialist agencies or in-house services where necessary. Minor treatments such as dressings, ear syringing, removal of stitches and blood pressure monitoring can take place at this clinic.</p><p>The Service also runs Health &amp; Wellbeing events. These are organised regularly during the parliamentary year and include an annual Wellbeing Day. This gives staff the opportunity to have an individual health check and obtain advice and guidance on health &amp; wellbeing related issues.</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 2017-11-28T16:28:40.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T16:28:40.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this