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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Parliamentary Session more like this
star 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 when she expects the current session of Parliament to end. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL13578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>A date for the prorogation of the current session has not yet been set. The length of the first session was extended to give Parliament more time to consider the crucial legislation relating to Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional support to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service in order to deal with any increase in cases of non-payment of TV licences by vulnerable defendants over the age of 75 from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16902 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service has not made any specific arrangements for any potential increase in non-payment prosecutions for TV licences from June 2020. If required, to meet any emerging demand, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service will deploy its planning and allocation processes to allow for resource adjustment or reallocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:29:15.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:29:15.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1136753
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any estimate of the number of prosecutions of people over the age of 75 that may arise from non-payment of TV licences from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16903 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>No estimate has been made as to the potential increase in prosecutions for non-payment of TV licences from June 2020</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:29:26.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:29:26.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1127420
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Commissions 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 Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Commissions have been established since 1989; what was the topic of each; and what recommendations of each they adopted. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL15831 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Three Royal Commissions have been established since 1989:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Royal Commission on Criminal Justice</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Long-term Care of the Elderly</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Government departments will have responded to the relevant Royal Commission reports, and those responses are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1135705
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who are entitled to claim (1) pension credit, and (2) a TV licence from June 2020, but currently do not, take up those benefits. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16798 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC. The implementation of the licence fee and the concession from June 2020 is a matter for the BBC and TV Licensing, which are independent of Government.</p><p> </p><p>However, we expect the BBC to put in place robust plans to support those who might be affected. The BBC has said it will write to all over 75 TV licence holders advising them of how the new policy will work and when they need to act.</p><p> </p><p>Irrespective of this, the Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential claimants; including information on gov.uk, in leaflets and by telephone. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Potential claimants can use the Pension Credit calculator to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p><p> </p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible claimants is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant stakeholders a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the changes introduced on 15 May for mixed age couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:38:11.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:38:11.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
star 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 Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided to charities that work with older people to support the take-up of Pension Credit in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16979 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to. We work with a wide range of stakeholders, including charities to ensure that accurate information about benefits including Pension Credit is available in the places where people are most likely to go to seek information.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP knows that one of the best ways to reach eligible claimants is through trusted stakeholder organisations working in the community and that is why we have developed and resourced the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Stakeholders and potential claimants alike can use the Pension Credit calculator at gov.uk to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant stakeholders a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the changes introduced on 15 May for mixed age couples to ensure they are able to communicate the most up-to-date information to potential claimants.</p><p> </p><p>DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:57:17.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:57:17.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1060917
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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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 Peers: Bullying more like this
star 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 how many formal complaints of bullying or harassment by any member of the House of Lords he has received from (1) members, (2) their staff, or (3) House staff since he launched the consultation on the implementation of a new process for investigating complaints of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct on 11 February. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL13693 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I have not received any formal complaints from members, their staff or House staff but under neither the current system nor the proposed future system would complaints come to me. Currently complaints may be received by the House Administration, the Commissioner for Standards, any of the political parties or whips, or the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints of bullying or harassment by members of the House of Lords may be made to the Commissioner for Standards. Consideration of complaints by the Commissioner follows a two stage process. The Commissioner conducts a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is evidence sufficient to establish a prima facie case that the Code has been breached. This stage of the process is confidential, known only to the Commissioner, complainant and respondent. Basic details of cases are made public only if a complaint proceeds to the second stage, which is a formal investigation.</p><p> </p><p>When I launched the consultation on 11 February there were no live formal investigations by the Commissioner solely in relation to the Code’s personal honour provision, which is the only aspect of the Code likely to be engaged by complaints of bullying and harassment. No such investigations have been initiated since the consultation was launched.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, no formal complaints relating to the behaviour of House of Lords members were being dealt with by the Administration when the consultation was launched, and none have been initiated since.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13729 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.357Z
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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 date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Peers: Bullying 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 many formal complaints of bullying or harassment by any member of the House of Lords were being investigated from (1) members, (2) their staff, or (3) House staff at the time he launched the consultation on the implementation of a new process for investigating complaints of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct on 11 February. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL13729 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I have not received any formal complaints from members, their staff or House staff but under neither the current system nor the proposed future system would complaints come to me. Currently complaints may be received by the House Administration, the Commissioner for Standards, any of the political parties or whips, or the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints of bullying or harassment by members of the House of Lords may be made to the Commissioner for Standards. Consideration of complaints by the Commissioner follows a two stage process. The Commissioner conducts a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is evidence sufficient to establish a prima facie case that the Code has been breached. This stage of the process is confidential, known only to the Commissioner, complainant and respondent. Basic details of cases are made public only if a complaint proceeds to the second stage, which is a formal investigation.</p><p> </p><p>When I launched the consultation on 11 February there were no live formal investigations by the Commissioner solely in relation to the Code’s personal honour provision, which is the only aspect of the Code likely to be engaged by complaints of bullying and harassment. No such investigations have been initiated since the consultation was launched.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, no formal complaints relating to the behaviour of House of Lords members were being dealt with by the Administration when the consultation was launched, and none have been initiated since.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13693 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 estimated cost of the independent inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords; and what is the level of remuneration being paid to Naomi Ellenbogen QC. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL14089 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The inquiry into bullying and harassment, launched on 19 December 2018, is being led independently by Naomi Ellenbogen QC. The inquiry relates to and has sought contributions from a number of key stakeholder groups, including current and, where possible, former:</p><p> </p><ul><li>House of Lords Administration staff (including agency and interim staff), and employee representative groups;</li><li>Members of the House of Lords;</li><li>Staff of Members of the House of Lords; and</li><li>Staff of the House of Commons, MPs’ staff, and staff of shared or bicameral services in Parliament.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Naomi Ellenbogen QC is being remunerated on the basis of a daily fee of £2000 plus VAT for each full day worked exclusively on the inquiry, and an hourly fee of £225 plus VAT where only part of the day is spent working on the inquiry. The contract through which Ms Ellenbogen has been engaged defines a full day as constituting 8 hours, and provides that time engaged in report writing will be payable at the agreed hourly rate.</p><p> </p><p>While the costs of the inquiry are being paid by the House of Lords, the overall cost will depend on a number of variable factors outside the Administration’s control, in particular the volume of evidence received.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:56:04.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:56:04.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Peers' Staff: Personnel Management more like this
star 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 estimated annual cost attributable to the House of Lords of the HR support services for Peers' staff administered by Croner Group Ltd. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL14449 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The total cost of the contract with Croner Group Ltd. in place for the period from 8th October 2018 to 7th October 2019 is £21,985. The cost of this contract is shared between the House of Commons and the House of Lords administrations. The total portion of this cost attributable to the House of Lords for HR support services for Peers' staff is £6,595.50.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:35:52.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:35:52.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this