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star this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Westminster Hall: Cameras 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 reason the public were prevented from using single lens reflex cameras in Westminster Hall on 25 April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
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Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property uin 138335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Single lens reflex (SLR) cameras are permitted in Westminster Hall if they are used in line with the regulations governing photography in the Palace. If the advice was given that photographs could be taken on mobile phones but not on SLR cameras this was incorrect. The Visitor Services team and Parliamentary Security Department will reissue briefing instructions to their staff to ensure that the regulations are applied correctly and consistently.</p><p>Filming and photography in Westminster Hall is for ‘personal’ rather than ‘professional’ use unless agreed in advance. Photography is not permitted in the following circumstances:</p><ul><li>Tripods, lighting equipment or trailing cables are involved</li><li>The images are for commercial purposes</li><li>The images include signage or banners for party political purposes</li><li>The images will be used to promote a specific cause or campaign.</li></ul> 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 2018-05-02T09:51:59.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T09:51:59.957Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Select Committees: Technology 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 Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7713, what progress has been made on developing device independent applications for the distribution of select committee papers; and how many hon. Members have now been issued with (a) android and (b) iPad devices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 37617 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 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Options for the distribution of committee papers are being explored. One option involves using a SharePoint based system to distribute committee papers and this is due to be tested with a select committee soon.</p><p>Documents for select committees are circulated to committee members electronically, predominantly in PDF format. The PDF format can be read on a number of different devices.</p><p>594 Apple iPads and 25 tablets of other makes have been purchased by or issued to Members’ offices in this Parliament.</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 2016-05-25T12:08:30Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-25T12:08:30Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Tours more like this
star this property house id 1 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 consult all Members on the decision of the Administration Committee to alter the way in-House guided tours are delivered before that decision is implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 131407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies.</p><p>The current contract with Blue Badge Guides to deliver commercial guided tours in Parliament ends in October 2018. Even if no changes were made to the way guided tours are delivered under procurement law the contract would need to be retendered through open competition, with no guarantees that the current provider would be successful.</p><p>The decision was made following thorough scrutiny of three options, including keeping the current system as it is. The business case in favour of the chosen option was approved because it will simplify the management of our tours operation as a whole, maintain consistent quality across all types of tours offered, create 28 new full-time and part-time jobs, end Parliament’s use of casual workers with no guaranteed hours, and also save a modest amount of taxpayers’ money.</p><p>The decision has been taken, and all efforts are now focussed on the important task of delivery of the agreed changes in 2018. Member engagement in the implementation of the new model is welcomed and Members can do so by contacting Amy Pitts, Director of Visitor and Retail Services, or John Thursfield, Guided Tours Review Project Manager.</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 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management 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 reduce the amount of food waste produced by the kitchens on the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 253487 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Commons has implemented a variety of initiatives to reduce the amount of food waste. The only food which is disposed of consists of products that are not safe to be consumed, following guidance from, for example, the Catering Services’ Food Safety Policy and in relation to use-by dates.</p><p>Measures taken to monitor and reduce food waste from our catering venues includes:</p><ul><li>Menu plans and cycles are used which enables orders to be planned in advance;</li></ul><ul><li>Most dishes are made fresh in-house, which allows for improvisation if products need to be used up, and enables short life products to be used in smoothies, soups and salads;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is regularly counted, and order volumes consider the level of stock-in-hand;</li></ul><ul><li>Dates are checked regularly on ambient food products and any short life products are issued to the kitchens for immediate use;</li></ul><ul><li>Many of the high-volume protein items are ordered by unit (rather than weight) which makes portion control more accurate and reduces the likelihood of over ordering;</li></ul><ul><li>Venue orders are checked by a purchasing team for accuracy, to ensure that orders and volumes are correct and in-line with historic figures;</li></ul><ul><li>The kitchens make salad items in-house, meaning venues can cook-off and utilise any surplus protein products effectively;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is always rotated using ‘first-in, first-out’ principles;</li></ul><ul><li>Various smart storage methods and materials are used to help prevent premature spoilage;</li></ul><ul><li>Some products are frozen if not used on the day;</li></ul><ul><li>Products which show high levels of wastage are changed (for example, some high frequency/low volume lines are now frozen which enables portion control);</li></ul><ul><li>Any hot food which is re-usable is transferred immediately to where it can be sold (or blast chilled within food safety requirements and used the following day).<br></li></ul><p><br>The Sustainable Restaurant Association has rated the House of Commons as a good practice organisation in respect of food waste.</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 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste more like this
star this property house id 1 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 recent estimate the Commission has made of the amount of food waste produced by the kitchens on the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 253486 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Management information from Parliament’s waste contractor demonstrates that between April 2018 to April 2019, Parliament generated 235,595 kgs of food waste. This represents a 12% reduction from 2017/18 when 266,749 kgs of food waste was generated. Food waste from prepared dishes in Commons catering outlets is approximately 3% against sales, well below the national industry average (5%).</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 2019-05-21T17:58:33.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T17:58:33.203Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Food Banks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on providing hon. Members' staff based on the parliamentary estate and visitors with facilities to donate toiletries and non-perishable food to a food bank at the Palace of Westminster; whether plans are in place to provide such donation points; what facilities there are to donate surplus food from the parliamentary estate to foodbanks and other charities; and how much food was sent from the parliamentary estate to landfill in 2015. 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 56880 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Commission has had no discussions on providing facilities on the parliamentary estate for hon. Members’ staff and visitors to donate toiletries, and non-perishable food to a food bank.</p><p>We are unable to provide the proportions for the treatment of unused and uneaten food waste across the parliamentary estate as we do not separately record the amount of such waste entering the general waste stream.</p><p>All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered or recycled; and no general office or catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.</p><p>The majority of food waste generated by the House of Commons is not fit for human consumption. A very minimal amount of edible food will end up as waste due to the controls in place to prevent this. Even if a minimal amount of edible food could be recovered, it is also a legal requirement that this food meets strict hygiene standards even upon donation, which cannot be guaranteed once it leaves the premises.</p><p>Working closely with the Maintenance and Environment teams, Catering Services have removed approximately 152 tonnes of organic waste from the general waste stream from August 2015 to July 2016. This is an increase of 30% from the first full year of the scheme.</p><p>There are no plans for HoC Catering Services to look at alternative ways of recycling food, i.e. as donations.</p><p>Westminster Chapel, telephone number 020 7834 1731, hosts the nearest food bank: The Westminster Foodbank, Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS. Its opening hours and information about its work can be found at <a href="http://www.westminsterchapel.org.uk/ministries/foodbank/" target="_blank">http://www.westminsterchapel.org.uk/ministries/foodbank/</a>. The website has a comprehensive list of food items acceptable for donation.</p><p>Local charity shops may accept toiletries which are sealed, or clearly new and unused, but it would be advisable to check with them first.</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 2017-01-11T12:30:27.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-11T12:30:27.573Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Charitable Donations 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, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2018 to Question 149683, what estimate has been provided by the Royal British Legion of the amount of money raised from the change collection boxes at cash tills in catering outlets on the Parliamentary Estate since November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 201712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not currently have an estimate from the Royal British Legion of the amount of money raised from the change collection boxes in catering outlets since November 2018. We expect to have this information by February 2019.</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 2018-12-18T18:27:20.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:27:20.9Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
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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
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star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Alcoholic Drinks more like this
star this property house id 1 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 date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
unstar 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 date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many interns' passes are currently issued in Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 52530 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 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Pass Office database currently shows:</p><ul><li>198 current valid passes issued to interns sponsored by Members of Parliament.</li><li>16 current valid passes issued to interns sponsored by Members of the House of Lords</li><li>4 current valid passes issued to interns sponsored by the House of Commons Administration</li><li>1 current valid pass issued to an intern sponsored by the Parliamentary Research Service.</li><li>4 current valid passes issued to interns sponsored by the Parliamentary Research Unit.</li></ul><p><br>Interns in the House of Commons Administration undertake paid placements that offer the person some experience in the workplace. These often take place while the person is studying. The House of Commons Administration is not responsible for the terms and conditions of internships organised by individual Members of Parliament.</p><p>The House of Lords Administration does not employ interns, and has no plans to do so, nor is it responsible for the terms and conditions of internships organised by individual Members of the House.</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 2016-11-21T17:30:49.977Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T17:30:49.977Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet 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 hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to ensure that the parliament.uk website states the country in which hon. Members' constituencies are located. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 14160 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The way that Members’ biographical information is displayed on Parliament’s website is not a matter for the Commission. I have, however, drawn the Administration Committee’s attention to the hon. Member’s request, and would advise her to approach the Chair of that Committee directly to discuss her proposal. The Administration Committee can then decide whether to offer advice on this matter to the authorities of the House.</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 2015-11-05T11:26:43.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T11:26:43.79Z
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this