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star this property date less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Waste Management more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, which wastes are sent for incineration by the Parliamentary authorities; and whether the Commission has made an assessment of alternative sources of disposal for such wastes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Parliament’s ‘general waste’ stream is sent for incineration at an ‘energy from waste’ facility. General waste bins in offices are clearly marked and are for food, food contaminated packaging, crisps packets, tea bags, coffee grounds, disposable coffee cups and take away meal containers.</p><p>The House authorities and their waste contractor carry out audits of the general waste stream to identify opportunities to move general wastes up the waste hierarchy, by avoiding the generation of wastes in the first instance, and to identify ways to increase recycling where possible.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-30T15:36:55.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-30T15:36:55.097Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Plastics 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, whether the Commission has discussed plans for the House to stop using plastic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 123926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Commission has asked the Administration Committee to review the sustainability and environmental management of single use disposable plastics in the House of Commons. The Administration Committee will be considering this matter in March.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-29T17:47:27.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T17:47:27.1Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 Members' Staff: Mental Health 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 training and support is available to hon. Members' staff on suicide awareness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 236255 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>There are three courses available to support Members’ staff whose roles bring them into contact with vulnerable people:</p><ul><li>Conversations with vulnerable people – which includes how to engage with someone who may present with suicidal feelings;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Building emotional resilience – which seeks to develop the emotional skills required to cope with the personal stress of handling emotive situations; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Mental health awareness – which includes being aware of suicidal feelings.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>The training is provided by the Samaritans and Mind and is delivered on demand both in Westminster and in City locations around the UK.</p><p>Support for Members’ staff is available through an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured. This is a free confidential helpline that is available 24/7 for all Members’ staff provided on behalf of the House that allows staff to discuss and seek advice on personal and professional issues, including stress at work. Additionally, face-to-face counselling sessions can be offered where appropriate.</p>
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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less than 2019-03-28T14:02:52.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T14:02:52.883Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Waste Management 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 the process and manner of disposal is for Parliament's (a) food waste and (b) unused packaged food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 128065 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 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Food and catering waste from catering facilities is segregated at the kitchens and is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.</p><p>Food waste from offices is not currently segregated but the feasibility of this is currently being considered.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-02-22T12:53:16.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T12:53:16.79Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Waste Management 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 is taking to comply with the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Regulations and to reduce the wastage by the House of goods covered by those regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 128041 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>There is a wide range of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) disposed of from the Parliamentary Estate. These include, but are not limited to IT wastes (computers, display screens, iPads, printers etc.), ‘white goods’ (desk fans, mini fridges, kettles etc.) and maintenance-based waste (fluorescent tubes, electrical fittings, emergency system batteries, catering fridges etc.), and includes hazardous and non-hazardous items.</p><p>A licensed contractor, Bywater Ltd, are engaged to dispose of end of life or non-operational white goods and maintenance WEEE. They use two specialist subcontractors who operate Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) to ensure that WEEE waste is processed to the highest standards of licensing available from the Environment Agency. Non-hazardous WEEE is processed by Total Waste Management Ltd in Basildon, Essex, and hazardous WEEE is processed by Electrical Waste Recycling Group Ltd in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.</p><p>For IT WEEE, Parliamentary Digital Services use the services of a fully licensed contractor, RDC, who likewise operate an AATF for those IT items which are at end of life or non-operational. For items that can be re-used once all data has been erased (to certified security standards), RDC operates a remarketing service aimed at maximising the re-use of IT equipment no longer required by Parliament.</p><p>Parliament is currently in the process of developing an electrical heater policy to reduce usage of these across the Estate. One associated benefit of this policy will be a reduction in electrical heaters being disposed of in our white goods WEEE waste stream.</p>
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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less than 2018-02-27T10:48:27.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T10:48:27.807Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Catering 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 the Commission has to increase the range of food available for both vegetarians and vegans in catering facilities in the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 122602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Catering services provide a wide choice of dishes to cater for vegans and vegetarians throughout the estate. Menus are changed on a regular basis to provide variety and to reflect seasonality. There has also been an increase in the number of choices for vegans and vegetarians across our venues in recent years.</p><p>We gather customer suggestions and feedback through regular surveys and through our customer feedback email address. This assists us with our menu planning and to improve our offers and dishes on our menus where possible.</p><p>There are no specific plans to increase the range of food available to vegans and vegetarians. In 2017, all cafeterias supported National Vegetarian Week (15 to 19 May) and World Vegan Month (in November) where we promote and further offer a selection of dishes to our customers. Catering services will continue to promote these in 2018.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-25T11:25:38.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T11:25:38.267Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: WiFi 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 the Commission has to improve the capacity and coverage of WiFi on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Over the last few weeks the Digital Service has been working closely with our 3rd party providers to resolve issues relating to providing consistent connectivity to the internet direct/WMID WiFi services. Monitoring of the WiFi service has confirmed that the solution has stabilised and consistent connections have been achieved. Further WiFi improvement work is planned, working in conjunction with our providers.</p><p>The Digital Service is delivering a major investment programme for Parliament’s network; this is addressing issues around speed, resilience and most importantly security when accessing internet based services. As part of this programme, improvements to WiFi availability are being rolled out across the estate by installing additional WiFi access points. Members' areas have been prioritised, with some already completed and the rest (mainly Portcullis House and Palace of Westminster) will be completed by the end of June 2018.</p><p>Further targeted improvements across the estate, forming part of the infrastructure transformation programme, are being scoped including WiFi optimisation and efficiencies. These improvements are scheduled to conclude by February 2019.</p>
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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less than 2018-06-14T09:17:14.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-14T09:17:14.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: WiFi 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 the Commission has to improve the (a) availability and (b) speed of Wi-Fi provision on the Parliamentary estate; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 134454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-10more like thismore than 2018-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Digital Service is delivering a major investment programme for Parliament’s network; this is addressing issues around speed, resilience and most importantly security when accessing internet based services. As part of this programme, improvements to Wi-Fi availability are being rolled out across the estate by installing additional Wi-Fi access points. Members' areas have been prioritised, with some already completed and the rest (mainly Portcullis House and Palace of Westminster) will be completed by the end of June 2018.</p><p>Further targeted improvements across the estate, forming part of the infrastructure transformation programme, are being scoped including Wi-Fi optimisation and efficiencies. These improvements are scheduled to conclude by February 2019.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-04-10T16:27:23.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-10T16:27:23.067Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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 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 plans Parliament has to recognise Fair Trade Fortnight. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 122008 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Houses of Parliament have for many years recognised and supported Fair Trade Fortnight. Catering customers are made aware of Fair Trade Fortnight through promotional screens and posters in the catering venues. In addition, members of the Catering Team speak to interested customers at their tables about the Fair Trade organisation during the fortnight.</p><p>The House Service sources products that meet UK or equivalent standards of production, and considers purchasing Fairly Traded products where there is a competitive market. Since 1997, all coffee sold in catering outlets has been Fairtrade. Fairtrade products, including a variety of popular drinks and snacks labelled with the Fairtrade mark, are also sold by Catering Services in Parliament. Additionally, Parliament’s bottled water supplier is a social enterprise that donates proceeds to Water Aid.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-23T13:17:59.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T13:17:59.117Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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: Waste Management 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 percentage of parliamentary waste was (a) recycled and (b) incinerated in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 122009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>In the calendar year of 2017, Parliament recycled 48.8% (937,854 kg) of waste. Parliament recovered 13.4% (253,056 kg) of waste, which is a process that applies to food waste, treated to produce methane fuel for energy generation with the solid residues used as soil improver.</p><p>In the same timeframe, Parliament incinerated 36.7% (691,464 kg) of waste at an ‘energy from waste facility’. No waste from the Parliamentary Estate goes to landfill.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-25T11:19:23.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T11:19:23.547Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this