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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Members' Staff: Working Conditions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277112 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
60940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of staff within the House of Commons Commission who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed themselves as white British. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 199910 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p>The breakdown of staff who classed themselves as white British and who were dismissed following formal disciplinary procedures addressing poor performance, unsatisfactory attendance or misconduct is as follows:</p><p>2009/10 – 0%<br>2010/11 – 100%<br>2011/12 – 80%<br>2012/13 – 0%<br>2013/14 – 25%</p><p>Over the five years as a whole there were 15 such dismissals of which eight described themselves as White and British. In a further four cases the ethnic background was unknown or not stated and the nationality was unknown or not stated in three cases.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T09:22:50.5485563Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:22:50.5485563Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
61780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, who was responsible for the appointment of Saxton Bampfylde for the search for a successor to the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive; and who will monitor its progress. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200393 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p>Following a competitive tendering process, Saxton Bampfylde was appointed on 29 May 2014 to support the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive, in particular by providing executive search services. Three bids were received and evaluated by Mr Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change. The fee for these services is fixed at £18,000. The contract will be monitored by the Department of HR and Change. The recruitment brief to which Saxton Bampfylde are working will be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel chaired by Mr Speaker, three other members of the House of Commons Commission, a senior backbencher and an external member.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200391 more like this
200392 more like this
200394 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.8504883Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.8504883Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
attachment
1
file name clerk-of-the-house-recruitmentbrief.pdf more like this
title Clerk of the House Recruitment Brief more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
61781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how much Saxton Bampfylde will be paid for its work on a successor to the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive; and if he will publish their terms of reference. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200391 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p>Following a competitive tendering process, Saxton Bampfylde was appointed on 29 May 2014 to support the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive, in particular by providing executive search services. Three bids were received and evaluated by Mr Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change. The fee for these services is fixed at £18,000. The contract will be monitored by the Department of HR and Change. The recruitment brief to which Saxton Bampfylde are working will be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel chaired by Mr Speaker, three other members of the House of Commons Commission, a senior backbencher and an external member.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200392 more like this
200393 more like this
200394 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.3495903Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.3495903Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
attachment
1
file name clerk-of-the-house-recruitmentbrief.pdf more like this
title Clerk of the House Recruitment Brief more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
61782
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, when Saxton Bampfylde was appointed for the search for a successor to the Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200392 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p>Following a competitive tendering process, Saxton Bampfylde was appointed on 29 May 2014 to support the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive, in particular by providing executive search services. Three bids were received and evaluated by Mr Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change. The fee for these services is fixed at £18,000. The contract will be monitored by the Department of HR and Change. The recruitment brief to which Saxton Bampfylde are working will be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel chaired by Mr Speaker, three other members of the House of Commons Commission, a senior backbencher and an external member.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200391 more like this
200393 more like this
200394 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.6071793Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:24:44.6071793Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
attachment
1
file name clerk-of-the-house-recruitmentbrief.pdf more like this
title Clerk of the House Recruitment Brief more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
61783
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, who will be responsible for the appointment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200394 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p>Following a competitive tendering process, Saxton Bampfylde was appointed on 29 May 2014 to support the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive, in particular by providing executive search services. Three bids were received and evaluated by Mr Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change. The fee for these services is fixed at £18,000. The contract will be monitored by the Department of HR and Change. The recruitment brief to which Saxton Bampfylde are working will be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel chaired by Mr Speaker, three other members of the House of Commons Commission, a senior backbencher and an external member.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200391 more like this
200392 more like this
200393 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T09:24:45.1079408Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T09:24:45.1079408Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
attachment
1
file name clerk-of-the-house-recruitmentbrief.pdf more like this
title Clerk of the House Recruitment Brief more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
62100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, who determined the terms of the advertisement seeking applications for the post of Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200927 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>Three organisations specialising in executive search services were invited to tender to provide support for the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. Saxton Bampfylde was selected through this process.</p><p>The selection panel comprises Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Angela Eagle MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP and Dame Julie Mellor (Parliamentary &amp; Health Service Ombudsman). No confirmation hearing is envisaged. The composition of the panel for the recruitment of the present postholder was Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP and Sheila Drew Smith.</p><p>Knowledge of procedural and constitutional issues will be tested as part of the formal interview process. The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. As part of normal pre-appointment checks it will be a requirement for the next Clerk of the House to be subject to security vetting. The terms of the recruitment brief were agreed by the Commission by correspondence, and the advertisement, finalised by the Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change, was based on the agreed brief.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200924 more like this
200925 more like this
200926 more like this
200928 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.3681411Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.3681411Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
62101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the composition will be of the selection committee for the appointment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive; and what the composition was of the equivalent committee when the present postholder was appointed. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200928 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>Three organisations specialising in executive search services were invited to tender to provide support for the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. Saxton Bampfylde was selected through this process.</p><p>The selection panel comprises Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Angela Eagle MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP and Dame Julie Mellor (Parliamentary &amp; Health Service Ombudsman). No confirmation hearing is envisaged. The composition of the panel for the recruitment of the present postholder was Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP and Sheila Drew Smith.</p><p>Knowledge of procedural and constitutional issues will be tested as part of the formal interview process. The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. As part of normal pre-appointment checks it will be a requirement for the next Clerk of the House to be subject to security vetting. The terms of the recruitment brief were agreed by the Commission by correspondence, and the advertisement, finalised by the Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change, was based on the agreed brief.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200924 more like this
200925 more like this
200926 more like this
200927 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.4462662Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.4462662Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
62102
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive will be subject to security vetting if he or she is appointed from outside the House service or Civil Service; and whether he or she will be subject to a confirmation hearing before a select committee. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200924 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>Three organisations specialising in executive search services were invited to tender to provide support for the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. Saxton Bampfylde was selected through this process.</p><p>The selection panel comprises Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Angela Eagle MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP and Dame Julie Mellor (Parliamentary &amp; Health Service Ombudsman). No confirmation hearing is envisaged. The composition of the panel for the recruitment of the present postholder was Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP and Sheila Drew Smith.</p><p>Knowledge of procedural and constitutional issues will be tested as part of the formal interview process. The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. As part of normal pre-appointment checks it will be a requirement for the next Clerk of the House to be subject to security vetting. The terms of the recruitment brief were agreed by the Commission by correspondence, and the advertisement, finalised by the Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change, was based on the agreed brief.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200925 more like this
200926 more like this
200927 more like this
200928 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.1250481Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.1250481Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this
62103
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission remove filter
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Clerk of the House more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, whether a tender was issued for the use of head-hunters to find candidates for the post of Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Simon Burns more like this
uin 200925 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>Three organisations specialising in executive search services were invited to tender to provide support for the recruitment of the next Clerk of the House and Chief Executive. Saxton Bampfylde was selected through this process.</p><p>The selection panel comprises Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Angela Eagle MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP and Dame Julie Mellor (Parliamentary &amp; Health Service Ombudsman). No confirmation hearing is envisaged. The composition of the panel for the recruitment of the present postholder was Mr Speaker, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, John Thurso MP, Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP and Sheila Drew Smith.</p><p>Knowledge of procedural and constitutional issues will be tested as part of the formal interview process. The Clerk of the House is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent, on the recommendation of the Speaker to the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister to the Crown. As part of normal pre-appointment checks it will be a requirement for the next Clerk of the House to be subject to security vetting. The terms of the recruitment brief were agreed by the Commission by correspondence, and the advertisement, finalised by the Speaker and the Director General of HR and Change, was based on the agreed brief.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
200924 more like this
200926 more like this
200927 more like this
200928 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.2118383Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:20:09.2118383Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
46
label Biography information for Sir Simon Burns more like this