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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Official Visits 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 much each Address to both Houses of Parliament cost in each of the past 15 years. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>In line with the Authorised Records Disposal Practice, records relating to financial information relating to State Visits and Addresses is kept for 5 years and then disposed of. The costs to Parliament for visits where records are available are listed in the table below. These vary depending on whether the event was held in the Royal Gallery or Robing Room. Costs of addresses in Westminster Hall are not available. It should be noted that additional costs related to translation, sound and AV services, catering and, in a number of cases, ticketing and programmes are borne by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Event</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Porterage</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Furnishings</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of halting planned maintenance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Flowers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ticketing and printing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>23 October 2018</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£7,235.00</p></td><td><p>£4,930.40</p></td><td><p>£2,500.00</p></td><td><p>£1,100.00</p></td><td><p>£109.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain</p></td><td><p>12 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£6,169.00</p></td><td><p>£4,925.85</p></td><td><p>£3,000.00</p></td><td><p>£480.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Columbia</p></td><td><p>1 November 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£2,907.48</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£540.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Indonesia</p></td><td><p>19 April 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£490.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£462.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Speech by Prime Minister of India</p></td><td><p>12 November 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£2,350.00</p></td><td><p>£6,965.76</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Prime Minister of China</p></td><td><p>20 October 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,800.00</p></td><td><p>£8,678.85</p></td><td><p>£1,300.00</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the President of Mexico</p></td><td><p>3 March 2015</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£1,497.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£740.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Singapore</p></td><td><p>21 October 2014</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£941.16</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£470.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Ireland</p></td><td><p>8 April 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£2,703.50</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Chancellor of Germany</p></td><td><p>27 February 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£3,110.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1002222
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Expenditure 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 was the total cost to the House of the (1) Catering and Retail Service, (2) Department of Facilities, (3) Finance Department, (4) Human Resources Office, (5) Parliamentary Digital Service, (6) Library, (7) clerks and procedural services, and (8) Commissioner for Standards in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and what were the comparative figures for the 2005–6 financial year. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11243 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The costs for 2017-18 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,863</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14,536</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2,384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,383</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal Office, Communications Office, Legislation Office, and the Lord Speaker’s Office. Costs for the Commissioner of Standards are not separately identifiable and are within the Clerks and Procedural Services figure.</p><p> </p><p>In 2005-06 some offices and departments listed above did not exist, and since 2005-06 there have also been other changes to the roles and functions of offices and departments across the Administration; this makes providing comparison figures more difficult. The costs for 2005-06 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2005-06</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services (was the Refreshment Department)</p></td><td><p>1,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities (did not exist – costs of the Attendants and Housekeepers sections)</p></td><td><p>1,013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p>1,272</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p>942</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service (did not exist – costs of Computer Office, ICT and telecommunications sections)</p></td><td><p>2,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p>2,926</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p>11,816</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Doorkeepers, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal and Information Office, Legislation Office, and the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Peers: Allowances 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 much was paid to members of the House in allowances in each of the last 15 years. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11244 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The total paid to Members of the House in allowances, travel and subsistence expenses under the Members Finance Scheme in relation to attendance at the House of Lords in each of the last 15 years was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total £000s</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>17,604</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>21,872</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>18,787</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,638</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>20,658</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,637</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>21,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>17,856</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>16,033</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>17,514</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>17,152</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>16,306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>14,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>13,355</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td><p>12,574</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The scheme of financial support for Members changed on 1 October 2010. Prior to then, in addition to travel costs, Members could claim reimbursement of expenses under categories entitled Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence, and Office Costs.</p><p>The totals differ from the summary numbers published in the notes to the annual Resource Accounts as to be consistent with classification over a long period of time the above totals only include amounts paid for travel, Daily Allowance (since 1 October 2010), Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence and Office Costs (prior to 1 October 2010).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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 Parliament: Veterans 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 Chairman of Committees whether he has any plans, in conjunction with the House of Commons Commission, to identify those posts in the Palace of Westminster which could be filled by recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen and to keep those posts open, in the first instance, only for such individuals. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to reserve posts in the Palace of Westminster in the first instance for recently disabled servicemen and servicewomen.</p><p>Employment practice in both Houses is to recruit through fair and open competition and to welcome job applications from people with disabilities, making any reasonable adjustments to enable disabled applicants to compete equally for employment and promotion.</p><p>The bi-cameral workplace equality network ParliABLE promotes awareness and positive approaches to disability through publicity and events which continue to be well supported by Members of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:36:33.6087448Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections 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 who tendered for the contract to supervise by-elections for hereditary peers; and which tender was successful. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11453 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>ERS, Kanto Elect and UK Engage responded to the invitation to tender. ERS was the successful applicant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:56.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:56.83Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the overall cost, including the cost to the House Authorities, of the contract to supervise by-elections for hereditary peers; whether that cost is paid annually or per by-election; and whether the cost is dependent on the number of candidates or electors. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11454 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The costs are paid per by-election. Costs vary according to the number of electors. The current cost of a whole House by-election is £1440; a Labour or Liberal Democrat by-election costs £570, and a Conservative or Crossbench by-election costs £600; all costs are inclusive of VAT. This is in addition to the cost of House of Lords staff time spent organising the by-election which forms part of their normal duties and is not costed separately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:39.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:39.057Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections 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 arrangements will be made to enable members of the House who wish to observe the count of the votes cast for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 November. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11455 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A member of the relevant party or group is appointed to act as scrutineer at each count, and this will happen on 28 November when the votes (all of which will be cast by post) will be counted. There is no count on 27 November. There are no plans to make further arrangements to enable more members of the House to observe the count of the votes cast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:41:08.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:41:08.923Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1006676
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether media access will be granted to the count of votes cast for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 November. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11456 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to provide for members of the media to be present to witness the count on 28 November. There is no count on 27 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:39:14.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:39:14.12Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1006677
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether media access will be granted to the hustings for the hereditary peer by-election scheduled to take place on 20 November. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements for hustings are a matter for the party or group concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:40:46.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:40:46.04Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Oral Questions more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Leader of the House whether she will propose to the Procedure Committee a review of the system for tabling oral questions in the House of Lords in respect of the requirement for members to queue. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The process for tabling oral questions was considered in detail in the 2012-13 session. In response to concerns raised about the current “first-come-first-served” system - including a concern about the requirement to queue raised by my Noble Friend, Lady Sharples - the Procedure Committee proposed the introduction of a ballot in its place (Procedure Committee, 3rd Report, Session 2012-13). The House remitted the issue back to the Procedure Committee for further consideration (HL Deb 9 Jan 2013, cols 145-172). <br><br>That further review did not identify a clear consensus as to whether a ballot was preferred to the “first-come-first-served” system (see Procedure Committee, 5th Report, Session 2012-13; see also HL Deb 24 April 2013, cols 1406-1417). <br><br>I know that strong views persist on both sides of the argument about this issue. I will write to the Chairman of the Procedure Committee on my Noble Friend’s behalf to suggest that the matter might be discussed at a future meeting of the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this