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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Working Hours 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, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9407, what estimate the Commission has made of the cost of overtime payments to staff resulting from late sittings of the House in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 10253 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>A late sitting can refer to either an occasion when the House sits beyond its likely scheduled rise (i.e. 10.30pm on Monday, 7.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.30pm on Thursday); or whenever the House sits beyond 10.00pm.</p><p>Two types of payments are made to staff in order to support evening sittings, including late sittings: the Unsocial Hours Payment (UHP), an annual flat-rate allowance paid across the year to staff required to work to an unspecified time during evening sittings; and the Evening Additional Hours (EAH) payment which reflects the number of additional hours worked after 6pm, paid at a standard rate from 1800 to 2230 and at a higher rate after 2230. Additionally, in certain circumstances overtime may be paid to staff which may or may not be related to the House’s sitting hours. These payments are not reflected in this answer as the records do not indicate in which circumstances they were made to support late sittings. A late night taxi service is provided to staff who are required to work late; this service is only available after 2300.</p><p>Security staff are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and are paid in accordance with their terms and conditions of employment.</p><p>The costs of UHP, EAH and the late night taxi service in each year since 2010–11 was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unsocial Hours Allowance*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Evening hours payment*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Travel Costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Cost</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010–2011</p></td><td><p>£373,409.48</p></td><td><p>£473,171.13</p></td><td><p>£376,892.69</p></td><td><p>£1,223,473.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011–2012</p></td><td><p>£345,556.57</p></td><td><p>£503,810.57</p></td><td><p>£369,859.62</p></td><td><p>£1,219,226.77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012–2013</p></td><td><p>£334,516.90</p></td><td><p>£433,007.60</p></td><td><p>£264,314.70</p></td><td><p>£1,031,839.20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013–2014</p></td><td><p>£333,091.84</p></td><td><p>£412,079.02</p></td><td><p>£239,546.70</p></td><td><p>£984,717.56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014–2015</p></td><td><p>£367,756.14</p></td><td><p>£341,638.12</p></td><td><p>£141,814.10</p></td><td><p>£851,208.36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,754,303.93</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£2,163,706.44</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,392,427.81</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£5,310,465.18</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* Inclusive of NI and pension contributions</p><p>It is not possible meaningfully to equate these staffing costs related to evening sittings to an average overall cost per hour of late night sittings for two reasons: firstly, costs for other types of marginal expenditure related to late sittings, such as utilities charges, are not recorded separately; secondly, the staffing costs are paid to facilitate all sittings after 6.00pm, rather than “late” sittings specifically, whether defined as after 10.00pm or beyond the likely scheduled rise.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 10254 more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T16:41:55.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T16:41:55.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418962
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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 more like this
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, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9407, what the average cost per hour is of late sittings of the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 10254 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>A late sitting can refer to either an occasion when the House sits beyond its likely scheduled rise (i.e. 10.30pm on Monday, 7.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.30pm on Thursday); or whenever the House sits beyond 10.00pm.</p><p>Two types of payments are made to staff in order to support evening sittings, including late sittings: the Unsocial Hours Payment (UHP), an annual flat-rate allowance paid across the year to staff required to work to an unspecified time during evening sittings; and the Evening Additional Hours (EAH) payment which reflects the number of additional hours worked after 6pm, paid at a standard rate from 1800 to 2230 and at a higher rate after 2230. Additionally, in certain circumstances overtime may be paid to staff which may or may not be related to the House’s sitting hours. These payments are not reflected in this answer as the records do not indicate in which circumstances they were made to support late sittings. A late night taxi service is provided to staff who are required to work late; this service is only available after 2300.</p><p>Security staff are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and are paid in accordance with their terms and conditions of employment.</p><p>The costs of UHP, EAH and the late night taxi service in each year since 2010–11 was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unsocial Hours Allowance*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Evening hours payment*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Travel Costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Cost</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010–2011</p></td><td><p>£373,409.48</p></td><td><p>£473,171.13</p></td><td><p>£376,892.69</p></td><td><p>£1,223,473.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011–2012</p></td><td><p>£345,556.57</p></td><td><p>£503,810.57</p></td><td><p>£369,859.62</p></td><td><p>£1,219,226.77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012–2013</p></td><td><p>£334,516.90</p></td><td><p>£433,007.60</p></td><td><p>£264,314.70</p></td><td><p>£1,031,839.20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013–2014</p></td><td><p>£333,091.84</p></td><td><p>£412,079.02</p></td><td><p>£239,546.70</p></td><td><p>£984,717.56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014–2015</p></td><td><p>£367,756.14</p></td><td><p>£341,638.12</p></td><td><p>£141,814.10</p></td><td><p>£851,208.36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,754,303.93</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£2,163,706.44</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£1,392,427.81</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£5,310,465.18</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* Inclusive of NI and pension contributions</p><p>It is not possible meaningfully to equate these staffing costs related to evening sittings to an average overall cost per hour of late night sittings for two reasons: firstly, costs for other types of marginal expenditure related to late sittings, such as utilities charges, are not recorded separately; secondly, the staffing costs are paid to facilitate all sittings after 6.00pm, rather than “late” sittings specifically, whether defined as after 10.00pm or beyond the likely scheduled rise.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 10253 more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T16:41:55.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T16:41:55.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
928672
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Safety 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 evacuation procedures are in place in the event of a fire or other evacuation being required while doors to the division lobbies are locked during a division. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 156451 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 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the House of Commons is sitting the Serjeant at Arms (or an Associate) is positioned within the Chamber to manage any incidents which occur within it. Serjeants are supported by a team of Doorkeepers who are led by a Duty Principal Doorkeeper.</p><p>After eight minutes of a division, the entry doors to each lobby are locked by Doorkeepers, whilst the exit remains open. Doorkeepers remain with locked doors (and keys) to ensure they can be unlocked quickly if required in an emergency.</p><p>In the event of a fire (or other) evacuation, Doorkeepers will be directed to immediately unlock the doors and direct Members to evacuate by the most appropriate route – depending on the location of the incident.</p><p>Doorkeepers are first aid trained and have immediate access to equipment including first aid kits and an automated external defibrillator. Doorkeepers are also able to summon the nurse from Lower Waiting Hall.</p><p>The Serjeant at Arms is happy to discuss such procedures in detail with the hon. Member.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 156452 more like this
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less than 2018-06-27T17:11:08.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T17:11:08.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Health Services 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 procedures are in place to respond to a medical emergency in the division lobbies while doors to the division lobbies are locked during a division. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 156452 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 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the House of Commons is sitting the Serjeant at Arms (or an Associate) is positioned within the Chamber to manage any incidents which occur within it. Serjeants are supported by a team of Doorkeepers who are led by a Duty Principal Doorkeeper.</p><p>After eight minutes of a division, the entry doors to each lobby are locked by Doorkeepers, whilst the exit remains open. Doorkeepers remain with locked doors (and keys) to ensure they can be unlocked quickly if required in an emergency.</p><p>In the event of a fire (or other) evacuation, Doorkeepers will be directed to immediately unlock the doors and direct Members to evacuate by the most appropriate route – depending on the location of the incident.</p><p>Doorkeepers are first aid trained and have immediate access to equipment including first aid kits and an automated external defibrillator. Doorkeepers are also able to summon the nurse from Lower Waiting Hall.</p><p>The Serjeant at Arms is happy to discuss such procedures in detail with the hon. Member.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 156451 more like this
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less than 2018-06-27T17:11:08.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T17:11:08.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
525678
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Access 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, whether any pedestrian entry points to the Parliamentary Estate are restricted to particular categories of passholder, and if so what those restrictions are at each point. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 40799 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The main Parliamentary Estate has the following pedestrian entrances available to passholders (see exceptions to this below):</p><p><strong>House of Commons</strong></p><ul><li>Canon Row/Derby Gate</li><li>1 Parliament Street</li><li>Carriage Gates Turnstiles</li><li>Subway – Westminster Tube</li><li>Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance</li><li>St Stephen's Entrance</li><li>Portcullis House</li><li>53 Parliament Street</li></ul><p><strong><br>House of Lords</strong></p><ul><li>Black Rod’s Garden</li><li>Chancellor's Gate</li><li>Peers’ Entrance – By convention and practice, only Peers and their spouses or partners are allowed to use this entrance. Members of the House of Lords are allowed to invite up to six guests in via this route unless dispensation to bring in more is given by Black Rod. Guests must be booked in by name before they are allowed access.</li></ul><p><br>Pedestrian entry points to outbuildings which form part of the Parliamentary Estate are not restricted to particular categories of passholder.</p><p>Holders of the following passes have restricted access to certain pedestrian entrances on the Estate:</p><ul><li><strong>Former Member Passes</strong> – Subway, St Stephen's, Portcullis House entrances only</li><li><strong>House of Commons Nursery Passes</strong> – 1 Parliament Street entrance only</li><li><strong>Westminster Gym Passes</strong> – Derby Gate entrance only</li><li><strong>MEP Passes</strong> – MEPs are only able to access the House of Lords via Black Rod’s Garden entrance and can only use readers within the House of Lords.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2016-06-28T15:23:22.44Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T15:23:22.44Z
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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
705675
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports 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, further to the published FOI House of Lords disclosure log entitled Parliamentary rifle range [FOI 988], what verification steps were taken to ensure firearms were held in locked cabinets in compliance with the Firearms Act 1968. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 65833 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Routine external inspections were carried out by the Police, consistent with the practices applied to other private rifle clubs and ranges. <em>Ad hoc </em>internal checks were carried out by Black Rod and Black Rod staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T11:51:42.08Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T11:51:42.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
705676
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports 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, whether representations were made by law enforcement agencies on the security of firearms held in the parliamentary rifle range at any time during the operation of that facility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 65838 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Commission is not aware of any representations having been made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T11:51:56.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T11:51:56.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
705677
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports 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, between what dates a rifle club was allowed to use space on the parliamentary estate; and what discussions members and officials of the House of Commons and House of Lords had on safety at the parliamentary rifle range. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 65839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The range was opened in 1916 and the decision to close it was taken by the House of Lords Administration and Works Committee on 20 January 2015. Assurances were routinely notified to the House Authorities regarding the safety and security arrangements as inspected by the Police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T11:52:07.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T11:52:07.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
705678
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports 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, on what date the parliamentary rifle range closed, and what the reasons were for that closure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 65840 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The range and premises were vacated by the Rifle Club by 2 April 2015. The House of Lords Administration and Works Committee agreed the closure of the rifle range to provide a cost-effective location for fire safety equipment. A minute setting out the reasons for the decision was made publicly available: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/admin-and-works/Minutes20Jan2015.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/admin-and-works/Minutes20Jan2015.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T11:52:17.553Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T11:52:17.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art 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, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912182 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this