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unstar this property answer text <p>Members have access to the House of Lords estate 24 hours a day, including during weekends. Outside regular hours (advertised in the <em>Handbook on facilities and services for Members and their staff</em>), Members may gain access to the estate by use of their electronic pass at Carriage Gates.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The following information about decisions on the new security contract arrangements was published in March 2014:</p><p>“In March 2015, the current contract with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide armed protection, policing and security officer functions will expire. Over the last year, the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme (SARP) Board has been working to analyse options and make a recommendation on new contract arrangements to be introduced next year. That recommendation was endorsed by the Lords House Committee and the Commons Commission.</p><p>The agreed recommendation is that the two Houses should renegotiate with the MPS to continue to provide security officer functions, armed protection and policing, whilst moving the provision of the search and screening function for the three main public entrances (Black Rod's Garden, Cromwell Green and Portcullis House) to a specialist commercial provider. The Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Parliaments have now written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner requesting new arrangements from 2015, and a commercial procurement for search and screening will start soon.</p><p>This is a major contract for Parliament, both in terms of its financial value and its central role in ensuring the security of parliamentarians, employees and visitors to the Parliamentary Estate. As well as continuing to benefit from the expertise and experience of the Metropolitan Police officers and staff, new search and screening arrangements at the busiest public entrances will be better able to provide the greater flexibility and scalability needed to meet Parliament's changing requirements for public access”.</p><p>Discussions with the Metropolitan Police Service on future arrangements are continuing. Security matters are not discussed on the floor of the House and the House Committee has agreed to the initial approach taken by the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme Board. That Committee will be further consulted during the process. I have no plans to initiate a debate on the floor of the House.</p>
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords has no such plans. A series of events was held in 2012 to mark the 200<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. The House of Commons authorities plan to erect a plaque in St Stephen's Hall near the spot where Spencer Perceval was assassinated.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords does not draw any of its food from organic sources nor is any of the food offered categorised as “whole-food”. Fruit and vegetables used by the House sourced from the home counties are set out in the table below. Free-range chicken served in the House is mostly from Gloucestershire and Essex. The Salt Marsh lamb is from the Romney Marsh in Kent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Produce</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Source county</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asparagus</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beetroot</p></td><td><p>Bedfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bramley apple</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cauliflower</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Herbs (potted)</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jacket potatoes</p></td><td><p>Hertfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Raspberries</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Red potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spring greens</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strawberries</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tomatoes (gourmet)</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vitelotte potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Practice in recent years is well-established: Private Members' Bills introduced in the House of Lords are offered Second Reading slots in the order in which they receive their First Reading. Second Readings for Private Members' Bills introduced this session have been scheduled on Friday 27 June and Friday 18 July; further Second Readings will be arranged in due course. A ballot to determine the order in which Private Members' Bills receive their First Reading will be introduced from the start of the new Parliament (3rd Report of the Procedure Committee, Session 2013-14).</p><p>For Bills that receive a Second Reading, formal consideration of their remaining stages will be arranged where no amendments are tabled and where the Member in charge so requests. Where Bills receive a Second Reading but require further substantive consideration of amendments, they will be competing for time with Private Members' Bills that are received from the House of Commons and Private Members' Bills introduced in this House that are still awaiting a Second Reading.</p><p>My noble friend the Government Chief Whip will endeavour to facilitate the progress of bills in each of those categories.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:18:36.905295Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-04T12:00:00.00Z
unstar this property answering member 1561
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this