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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
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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 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, 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 2018-03-07more 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 House of Commons: Fairtrade Initiative 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 steps the Commission has taken to stock (a) fair trade wines and (b) other fair trade products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 131429 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Fairtrade products are sold by Catering Services across Parliament which include a variety of popular drinks and snacks labelled with the 'Fairtrade' mark or sticker on packaged products. No fair trade wines are stocked at the current time.</p><p>Catering Services recognises and supports Fair Trade Fortnight. It makes catering customers aware of Fair Trade Fortnight through promotional screens in the catering venues as well as informing people about the Fair Trade organisation through table talkers and posters across the estate in catering venues.</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 2018-03-15T17:59:48.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T17:59:48.06Z
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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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 House of Commons Annunciator System: Mobile Phones 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 plans he has to make the information displayed on the House of Commons Annunciator available to hon. Members and their staff via a smartphone app. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 206748 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The annunciator system was replaced with a new system on 14 December 2018. The replacement provides an improved platform from which to implement further service enhancements. In parallel in 2018 we prototyped some tools to explore how we might provide the annunciator plus additional extended information in a mobile app. A key learning was that to provide Members with a smartphone app with the timeliness and accuracy of the annunciator service required further feasibility work. Funding for this feasibility work is available in the new financial year and also for some user research with Members to confirm what other new features related to the Annunciator would be of most benefit. No explicit timing for this work has yet been defined but it is hoped to have completed the feasibility review by the autumn.</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 2019-01-17T19:50:30.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T19:50:30.507Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 House of Commons Annunciator System 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, when the display and software for the House of Commons Annunciator was last updated; and what plans the Commission has to modernise that software. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 206749 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The annunciator system was replaced with a new system on 14 December 2018. This replacement implemented a new Annunciator graphics system that includes but was not limited to the following features:</p><ul><li>resilient hardware platform</li><li>software and hardware solution to generate high-definition Commons and Lords graphics</li><li>software application to support the creation of graphics templates</li><li>software application to maintain a local cache of selected data obtained from the Members’ Names Data Platform for inclusion in the graphics service</li><li>software application to support the provision of a live graphics service</li><li>separate systems for the Commons, Lords and Security teams that are connected using a video signal flow</li><li>software solution with the capability to support the development of additional functionality<p><p></li></ul><p /> <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service has some funding in the Digital Portfolio in the next financial year to extend the annunciator service based on the new software platform. This funding will be informed by some user research amongst Members to confirm what features would be of most benefit.</p><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 2019-01-17T19:58:21.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T19:58:21.303Z
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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 Greg Knight more like this
1038476
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 House of Commons Annunciator System 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 plans he has to improve information displayed on the House of Commons Annunciator system such as expected debate scheduling times. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 206751 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to add to the existing information currently displayed on the House of Commons Annunciator system whose capacity to carry more information is limited.</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 2019-01-31T11:28:56.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T11:28:56.403Z
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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 Greg Knight more like this
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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
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 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 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 2015-09-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 House of Commons: Working Hours 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 hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what (a) overtime and (b) flexible working arrangements are in place for clerking, catering, security, Hansard and other ancillary or support staff and officers of the House during late sittings of the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9407 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 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Commons terms and conditions of employment include provision to compensate staff for working late and/or additional hours during late sittings of the House.</p><p> </p><p>Staff in pay bands A–E (and some senior staff) required to work until the rise of the House or beyond are paid an Unsocial Hours Payment (UHP) for the commitment to work to an undefined time and a flat rate for each additional hour they work after 6pm once that have completed 8 hours work during that day. Staff who are not normally required to work to the rise of House or beyond, but agree to do so, may be eligible for paid overtime payments or time off in lieu (TOIL).</p><p> </p><p>Staff in catering pay bands are required to work until 15 minutes after the rise of the House if they are contracted to work in venues that supply services to Members. Staff who work in these areas or volunteer to work in these areas are paid overtime for any additional hours worked.</p><p> </p><p>Line managers have the discretion to agree flexibility around working hours by compensating individuals for additional hours worked by granting TOIL. Where business needs allow, TOIL can be granted to manage peaks and troughs in workloads. The extent to which TOIL is used varies between areas or roles, but is used frequently in some cases where workloads vary significantly between sitting and non-sitting periods. Work is under way to introduce a Flexible Time Management Policy.</p><p> </p><p>Security staff are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and are paid in accordance with their terms and conditions of employment.</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 2015-09-14T15:57:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T15:57:56.467Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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 House of Commons Chamber: Fire Prevention 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, the last occasion on which a fire evacuation drill was conducted in the Chamber of the House of Commons; and whether he plans to conduct such a drill in future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 197454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Fire evacuation drills of the parliamentary estate are planned on an annual basis and the Chamber of the House of Commons was included as part of the last evacuation drill of the Palace of Westminster as a whole on 21 May 2018. Dates and time of fire evacuation drills are subject to change only for essential House business or security considerations.</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 2018-12-13T12:13:17.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T12:13:17.327Z
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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 Nia Griffith 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
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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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this