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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members' Staff: Conditions of Employment 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 working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 277112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Members’ staff are regularly consulted on service issues by House authorities. These consultations include regular meetings between House staff and MPs’ staff representative bodies, and invitations to focus groups to feed into service design. A sample of Members’ staff have also recently been surveyed on how effective the services provided by the House are for them. There is also an annual meeting between House staff and MPs’ staff bodies (specifically Members and Peers Staff Association and Unite) at which service issues can be raised.</p><p>More recently, the House of Commons Commission has discussed the Gemma White review, and it welcomed the broad thrust of the recommendations made, which included better HR services for Members’ staff and how the sense of isolation that they feel can be addressed. They have asked the House Administration to carry out further work to examine the practical steps that can be taken in response to it.</p><p>Terms and conditions of service for Members’ staff fall within the remit of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.</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 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:25:47.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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129857
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 label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126139
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 remove filter
star this property uin 253486 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star 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 more like this
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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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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118569
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
star this property tabling member
308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126140
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar 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 reduce the amount of food waste produced by the kitchens on the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 253487 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons has implemented a variety of initiatives to reduce the amount of food waste. The only food which is disposed of consists of products that are not safe to be consumed, following guidance from, for example, the Catering Services’ Food Safety Policy and in relation to use-by dates.</p><p>Measures taken to monitor and reduce food waste from our catering venues includes:</p><ul><li>Menu plans and cycles are used which enables orders to be planned in advance;</li></ul><ul><li>Most dishes are made fresh in-house, which allows for improvisation if products need to be used up, and enables short life products to be used in smoothies, soups and salads;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is regularly counted, and order volumes consider the level of stock-in-hand;</li></ul><ul><li>Dates are checked regularly on ambient food products and any short life products are issued to the kitchens for immediate use;</li></ul><ul><li>Many of the high-volume protein items are ordered by unit (rather than weight) which makes portion control more accurate and reduces the likelihood of over ordering;</li></ul><ul><li>Venue orders are checked by a purchasing team for accuracy, to ensure that orders and volumes are correct and in-line with historic figures;</li></ul><ul><li>The kitchens make salad items in-house, meaning venues can cook-off and utilise any surplus protein products effectively;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is always rotated using ‘first-in, first-out’ principles;</li></ul><ul><li>Various smart storage methods and materials are used to help prevent premature spoilage;</li></ul><ul><li>Some products are frozen if not used on the day;</li></ul><ul><li>Products which show high levels of wastage are changed (for example, some high frequency/low volume lines are now frozen which enables portion control);</li></ul><ul><li>Any hot food which is re-usable is transferred immediately to where it can be sold (or blast chilled within food safety requirements and used the following day).<br></li></ul><p><br>The Sustainable Restaurant Association has rated the House of Commons as a good practice organisation in respect of food waste.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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118570
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 label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
972292
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members' Staff: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 had discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on increasing the proportion of women employed as parliamentary researchers by hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 173954 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The Commission has no remit in relation to employees of Members of Parliament. It has therefore had no discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on increasing the proportion of Members’ parliamentary researchers who are women.</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 2018-10-09T11:50:07.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T11:50:07.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
943824
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Security 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 holds information on the number of security passes to access the Parliamentary estate held by (a) males and (b) females working for hon. Members as Parliamentary Assistants or Researchers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 165458 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
star this property answer text <p>As at 19 July 2018, the Pass Office database showed that 782 security passes were held by male researchers, and 512 security passes were held by female researchers. Parliamentary Assistant is not a category on the pass application.</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 2018-07-24T11:09:29.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-24T11:09:29.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this