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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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star 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
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff: Conditions of Employment 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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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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
1170327
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Big Ben 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 representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will allow Big Ben to chime at 11pm GMT on 31 January 2020 to mark the UK leaving the EU; what estimate has been made of the cost of activating the clock mechanism to enable those chimes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Speaker has indicated that this is a matter for Members of the House of Commons. The House of Commons Commission will respond to any decision of the House on this matter. In the absence of any such decision, the Commission's position on the sounding of Big Ben remains unchanged.</p><p>For the Bell to ring on 31 January, the temporary striking mechanism used for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve would need to be reattached and tested to ensure the timing is correct. Alongside this work, a temporary floor of the belfry where Big Ben is housed would also need to be installed, as extensive work is currently taking place in this area. The cost for the temporary floor and installing, testing and striking Big Ben would be approximately £120,000.</p><p>In addition to the set-up, the delay to work in the belfry would push back the planned programme of works by two to four weeks, with each week of delays costing approximately £100,000 a week. As such, the minimum cost of sounding Big Ben would be £320,000 but could be much higher (up to £500,000). These costs are based on a notice period of approximately two weeks. Should the project team be required to strike the bell with less notice, these costs would increase substantially.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T23:47:42.177Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T23:47:42.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
1170507
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Big Ben: Festivals and Special Occasions 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 representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of Big Ben chiming on (a) Remembrance Sunday 2019 and (b) New Year's Eve 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
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Mr Mark Francois more like this
unstar this property uin 2442 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The costs associated with striking Big Ben on Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve in 2019 were £14.2k including VAT on each occasion.</p><p>The striking of Big Ben on these occasions was coordinated around the planned works so as to minimise the impact on the project costs and to ensure it did not result in any delay. If the project team are required to strike the bell with less notice, the costs would substantially increase due to the unexpected impact on the project schedule.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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less than 2020-01-16T20:09:42.277Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T20:09:42.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
1168405
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-12-19more like thismore than 2019-12-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Big Ben 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, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has received a request from the Government to arrange for Big Ben to chime to mark the UK's departure from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady 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 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has not received a request from the Government to arrange for Big Ben to chime to mark the UK’s departure from the EU.</p><p>The Commission is aware of EDM No. 2, tabled by the right hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford, which calls on Mr Speaker and the House Authorities to make arrangements for Big Ben to chime at 11.00 pm on 31 January 2020.</p><p>The Commission is further aware that an amendment in the names of Mark Francois and other signatories has been tabled to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill that moves the following clause;</p><p>Exit day chimes of Big Ben</p><p>(1) The United Kingdom leaves the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 (2) of the Treaty on European Union, at 11.00pm Greenwich Mean Time on Friday 31 January 2020.</p><p>(2) The Speaker of the House of Commons and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, together with any other relevant parliamentary authorities, must make arrangements for the occasion in subsection (1) to be marked by the sounding of the hourly chimes including eleven strikes of the principal bell (Big Ben) of the Great Clock in the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament at 11.00pm Greenwich Mean Time on Friday 31 January 2020.</p><p>In May 2018, the Commission agreed that, during the Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, Big Ben should sound only for Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day and over the New Year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mole Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T13:30:44.197Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T13:30:44.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Paul Beresford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1141972
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star 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 remove filter
star 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
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 more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 912182 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
unstar 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 more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Members: Twitter 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 many MPs have contacted the House authorities about anonymous abuse or threats on Twitter in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
unstar this property uin 3697 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Security Department regularly provides advice to Members and their staff on social media security, but we do not collate data on these interactions. For security and privacy reasons, the discussions held between Members and the House authorities relating to threats and abuse are not publicly available. Threats and abuse received by Members should always be reported to the police.</p><p>The Member is invited to contact the Director of Security for Parliament directly if he wishes to discuss this matter further.</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 2019-10-28T18:42:38.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T18:42:38.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme 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 many complaints against Members have been resolved since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 279076 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 thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics related to the independent grievance and complaints scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated and will include the number of complaints that have been resolved. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</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 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:30:23.153Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme 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 many complaints have been made against Members since the introduction of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 279075 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 thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>Proactive quarterly publication of statistics, related to the Independent Grievance and Complaints Scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently being collated. This includes complaints made by user groups, e.g. against MPs, House staff, MPs’ staff. This information will be reviewed and published with the next quarterly statistics in mid-October, whilst ensuring that the confidentiality of those concerned is maintained.</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 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T12:27:52.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme 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 many complaints under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme which were not previously covered by the scheme have been lodged since the resolution of the House on 17 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 548 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The resolution of the House of 17 July 2019 endorsed the report of the House of Commons Commission entitled <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-commission/HC%202554%20-%20Extending%20the%20Independent%20Complaints%20and%20Grievance%20Scheme.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Extending the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme</em></a> and approved steps to make the changes necessary to extend the scheme. Paragraph 6 of that report stated that subject to approval by the House, implementation work would take place over the summer, including the recruitment of additional expert independent investigators, with the intention of opening up the Scheme to non-recent cases from autumn this year.</p><p>Complainants with non-recent cases and former members of the parliamentary community, not previously covered by the scheme, will have access to the scheme from Monday 21 October 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 2019-10-21T14:21:07.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:21:07.133Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star 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
star this property hansard heading Members: Twitter 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 many hon. Members have discussed with the House authorities abuse and threats that they have received on Twitter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
unstar this property uin 1631 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Threats and abuse received by Members should always be reported to the police.</p><p>The Parliamentary Security Department uses best endeavours to review tweets sent publicly to Members, reporting matters of concern to the police and Twitter as appropriate. This opt-in service is only done with Members’ express permission.</p><p>The Parliamentary Security Department regularly provides advice to Members and their staff on social media security, but we do not collate data on these interactions. For security and privacy reasons, the discussions held between Members and the House authorities relating to threats and abuse are not publicly available.</p><p>The Member is invited to contact the Director of Security for Parliament directly if he wishes to discuss this matter further.</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 2019-10-22T11:29:11.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T11:29:11.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this