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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Security remove filter
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star this property identifier HL213 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will initiate a debate in the House of Lords before any decision is taken to privatise the security arrangements of the House. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL213 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this