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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Recycling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission plans to introduce recycling for DVDs and CDs. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Joan Ruddock more like this
uin 227858 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>There are currently no plans to introduce dedicated recycling facilities for DVDs and CDs. However, we continue to review Parliament’s waste recycling and recovery arrangements as part of our objective to move waste streams up the waste hierarchy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T12:09:11.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T12:09:11.733Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
190
label Biography information for Dame Joan Ruddock more like this
228618
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 227500, what consideration was given to putting the contract for the supply of tablets for hon. Members out to competitive tender; and what the minimum value is for contracts that must be put out to competitive tender. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 228502 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>The minimum value for contracts that must be put out to competitive tender is £50,000. The contract was awarded under a Crown Commercial Service framework. In order to be part of the framework the suppliers have taken part in a competitive tender process.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T17:11:23.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:11:23.15Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
228619
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 227498, to which budget the mobile charges for hon. Members' iPads fall; what plans the Commission has to offer hon. Members a platform other than iOS; and what provision PICT is making for hon. Members who do not wish to use iPads. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 228501 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>Following the election, each Member will be offered an iPad to facilitate use of online services provided by Parliament. These iPads, and the associated mobile data costs, will be funded from the Administration Estimate.</p><p>Members will also be able to order IT equipment from an online catalogue, financed from the Members Estimate. The catalogue will include a range of laptops, desktops, tablets, printers and peripherals to equip their offices. Parliamentary ICT (PICT) intends to offer devices in this catalogue that run the following operating systems, subject to security assurance and testing: Windows, iOS, OS X Yosemite and Android.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T17:11:05.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:11:05.747Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
228881
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Select Committees: ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission made an assessment of the risks of being locked into one supplier when the decision was taken to trial Apple iPad for select committees. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 228624 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
answer text <p>Apple iPads for Members engaged in Select Committee business were initially piloted by the Administration Committee between April and October 2011. This was followed by an extended pilot with other Select Committees.</p><p>At the time of the first pilot, the tablet market was very limited and there were not considered to be any comparable products to the iPad.</p><p>At the time of the extended pilot the tablet market had grown and an assessment was carried out by Parliamentary ICT (PICT) that considered the suitability of a range of tablet devices against a number of different criteria including security, operating software and price. The assessment concluded that the Apple iPad – and its supporting software – was the most suitable tablet device available to Members for this purpose.</p><p>A further assessment of the market was undertaken when it was decided to offer all Members a tablet following the General Election. That assessment concluded that the Apple iPad was still the most suitable primary device. The Apple iPad remains the most mature tablet on the market and was assessed to be the most effective to support in large numbers. PICT’s experience of supporting iPads and the retraining of users and support staff if another product was used were considerations within the assessment.</p><p>Parliament’s existing strategy is to develop applications in open standards and iPads are not a constraint on that approach. The latest version of the Apple operating system, iOS 8, has proven to be more open and has reduced the risk of becoming locked in.</p><p>In equipping their offices after the election, Members will be able to select IT equipment from an online catalogue. The catalogue will include a range of laptops, desktops, tablets, printers and peripherals. PICT intends to offer tablets running the following operating systems, subject to security assurance and testing: Windows, iOS and Android.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-25T16:43:42.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T16:43:42.313Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
229188
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, if Parliamentary ICT will trial device-independent software supporting open standards such as that used by the Cabinet Office. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 228813 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
answer text <p>Parliamentary ICT is trialing and will continue to trial device-independent software supporting open standards. Examples include using HTML5 to deliver services that are responsive in design and accessible on any device.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-26T15:12:07.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T15:12:07.077Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
229189
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading CDs and DVDs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2015 to Question 227858, if he will estimate how many unsolicited CDs and DVDs hon. Members received by post at their offices on the parliamentary estate in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Joan Ruddock more like this
uin 228750 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
answer text <p>The House Service has no access to information on which it could base a realistic estimate.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-26T10:27:40.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T10:27:40.583Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
190
label Biography information for Dame Joan Ruddock more like this
347366
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Postal Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, when and how it was decided to stop using Royal Mail to deliver parliamentary mail to hon. Members. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Anderson more like this
uin 329 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p>The House of Commons spends approximately £500k per annum on the mail forwarding service for Members, and, in compliance with UK Procurement Regulations, is required to seek competition for the service, and to award the contract to the supplier that represents the best overall value for money, taking service, quality and cost factors into account.</p><p>In accordance with the Regulations, and the House’s procurement rules, the mail forwarding contract was tendered using a framework set up by the Crown Commercial Service. Invitation to Tender was in September 2014 with an award of contract made in December 2014. Royal Mail submitted a bid, but were not the best overall value for money supplier; that was DX (Group), who met all the service requirements and will realise savings of between 15% to 20% on the previous arrangements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-03T16:01:06.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T16:01:06.243Z
answering member
103
label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
tabling member
1486
label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
348263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Members: Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of hon. Members travel from their constituency address to the House in (a) less than one hour, (b) more than one but less than two hours, (c) more than two but less than three hours, (d) more than three but less than four hours and (e) more than four hours. more like this
tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andrew Turner more like this
uin 955 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answer text <p>The House does not collect information on which it could base an answer to this question. Responsibility for repayment of Members’ costs for travel between their constituencies and Westminster transferred to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority in 2010.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-08T15:58:27.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T15:58:27.453Z
answering member
103
label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
tabling member
1426
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
348261
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Parliament: Asbestos more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent progress has been made on the operation of Parliament's Asbestos Management Plan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 1032 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answer text <p>Owing to its historic nature, asbestos deposits are present within the Palace of Westminster. The Parliamentary Estates Directorate operates an Asbestos Management Plan which it uses to safely manage asbestos across the whole of the parliamentary estate, in full compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.<br><br>During the successful installation of new, modern equipment in the plant room that supplies the Chamber and adjacent offices, a series of asbestos reassurance tests have been carried out. Traces of asbestos were recently found in the ventilation trunking, but extensive sampling at the vents has provided very high confidence that it is not becoming airborne.<br><br>Professor R J Willey, Managing Director of ACS Physical Risk Control Ltd has undertaken an urgent review of the evidence, and concluded: “It is my considered Opinion that, after the discovery, proper procedures were timeously followed. Detailed investigation of the results of air tests taken, over a considerable period following the discovery, show quite conclusively that there was negligible risk to any persons supplied with air from the duct system. Providing current conditions are maintained, there will be negligible risk to any persons supplied with air in the future from the duct system.”<br><br>The Commission and the House authorities regard the safety of Members, staff and the visiting public as their highest priority. Steps have therefore been taken to ensure that the ventilation system is not disturbed in any way. Steps will also be taken to eradicate the asbestos in the trunking by the end of 2015, but in the meantime we are content with this authoritative advice that there is no reason to stop using the Chamber, or the adjacent offices and spaces.</p>
answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-09T12:44:37.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:44:37.607Z
answering member
103
label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
349227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Parliament: Hearing Impairment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will consider what facilities can be made available to hon. Members and staff who are hard of hearing in non-public meetings in rooms on the Estate; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Winnick more like this
uin 1510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
answer text <p>A number of meeting rooms on the estate do not currently have any microphone facilities and hence have no induction loops. Low spill induction loop systems would not be practical as the rooms are close together and would pick up easily what is being discussed in the adjacent rooms. Following the hon. Member’s question, officials in the Department of Facilities will work with the House of Commons audiovisual (AV) contractor to provide costings for a solution to address the issue he has raised and will keep the hon. Member informed of progress.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-15T14:24:09.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:24:09.79Z
answering member
103
label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
tabling member
316
label Biography information for Mr David Winnick more like this