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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Chairman of Committees (Lord Laming) on 12 May 2016 (HL8153) and the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 26 November (HL11454), why the cost of a Liberal Democrat hereditary peers' by-election, payable to Electoral Reform Services, has risen from £300 to £570. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL11902 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The costs differ as, exceptionally, Electoral Reform Services were not involved in the print and distribution of the voting packs for the Liberal Democrat by-election in 2016. On that occasion, these tasks were handled by a member of House staff. The £570 figure quoted is from the successful tender submitted by Electoral Reform Services whom we expect to carry out all functions in future by-elections.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1020302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading House of Lords: Staff more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 25 February 2009 (HL Deb, col 89W), how many staff of the House of Lords are employed exclusively or primarily on press and public relations; and whether he has made an assessment of how this figure now compares with the number of staff employed for the same purpose by (1) the House of Commons, and (2) the Scottish Parliament. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Norton of Louth more like this
uin HL12086 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>Both Houses and the Scottish Parliament organise their communications/press and public relations functions in different ways which makes it hard to compare figures directly. Consequently, the figures below simply compare the number of FTEs employed predominantly on dealing with press/media.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>House of Lords</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>House of Commons</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Scottish Parliament</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FTEs employed on press/media</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> <br>These figures do not include staff employed by either House or the Scottish Parliament on marketing, digital communications, public information, visitor services, education and engagement all of which contribute to their work on public relations. We do not hold these figures in respect of the House of Commons and Scottish Parliament.</p><p><br>No assessment has been made of how these figures compare with each other.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
3187
label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
1019270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Bills: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Government’s response to the report of the Constitution Committee, Parliament and the Legislative Process, published on 20 April 2005 (HL Paper 114), whether the Procedure Committee will consider the recommendation that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL11959 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>In 2005, when it responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliament and the Legislative Process, the Government was “not convinced that it would be appropriate to commit all bills which have not been scrutinised in draft to an evidence-taking committee after Second Reading but we are ready to consider this option in exceptional circumstances (and have done in the past).” <br> <br>I am aware that the idea that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence is under fresh consideration by the Constitution Committee as part of its current inquiry on the legislative process, stage 2 of which is covering the passage of legislation through Parliament. Written and oral evidence received as part of that inquiry is available here - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/legislative-process/. I am looking forward to the Committee’s report and any recommendations it might make on this and other matters. The Procedure Committee will give it due consideration then.</p>
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1130600
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Burglary more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to recent reports of a burglary on the Parliamentary Estate, what assessment he has made of the level of security provided on the Estate during recesses. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Empey more like this
uin HL16144 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Following reports to the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD) of missing property in Millbank House during a long weekend/recess period a Police investigation is underway. There will be additional police and security patrols conducted during quieter periods, including weekends, to provide reassurance to occupants whilst the investigation is in progress. Additional measures may be taken based on the outcome of the ongoing investigation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:29:11.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:29:11.55Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
4216
label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
944404
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Peers' Interests more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 6 March (HL5909), in what circumstances would it be necessary for a member to declare their membership of the Freemasons. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hoyle more like this
uin HL9644 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
answer text <p>The Code of Conduct states that members must declare “any interest which is a relevant interest in the context of the debate or the matter under discussion”. The test of relevant interest is “whether a reasonable member of the public” might think that the “member’s actions in Parliament will be influenced by the interest”. Members must decide whether to declare an interest on a case-by-case basis. The Registrar of Lords’ Interests is available to advise in case of doubt, and a member who acts on the Registrar’s advice in determining what is a relevant interest fully satisfies the requirements of the Code of Conduct in that regard.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-23T13:50:57.643Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
1000
label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
990477
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), which organisations responded to the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL10810 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answer text <p>ERS, Kanto Elect and UK Engage responded to the invitation to tender.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-01T13:16:07.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T13:16:07.903Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
990476
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), where was the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections advertised. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL10809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answer text <p>In line with the Parliamentary Procurement Rules (p. 7), the cost of the contract was estimated to be between £10k and £50k and this allows the contracting Authority to select a minimum of 3 suppliers to invite to tender. There is no requirement to advertise the opportunity openly. 4 suppliers were invited to tender and 3 proposals were submitted.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-01T12:58:11.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T12:58:11.193Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
990475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), what was the closing date for the responses to the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL10808 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answer text <p>The closing date was 20 September 2018.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-01T12:58:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T12:58:26.307Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
990474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), what criteria were included in the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL10807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answer text <p>The criteria were as follows:<br> <br>Service Delivery Proposal<br> <br>• Understanding of the specific requirements of the project being tendered for. Outline of how the services/goods will be delivered and how the Authority’s requirements will be met. (20%)<br>• Provide detailed examples of similar work that you have undertaken (a minimum of two examples) in order to provide us with an appreciation of your abilities to successfully fulfil this contract. If you have not undertaken similar work; please provide information which testifies to your capabilities to carry out the work described in this document. (10%)<br>• Ability to propose efficient and effective ways in delivering the contract which can be translated into value for money for the Authority. (5%)<br>• Understanding of key risks for the project and quality of recommendations to mitigate those risks. (5%)<br> <br>Implementation plan and timescales<br> <br>• Outline of project implementation timings and ability to meet the Authority’s deadlines. (2%)<br> <br>Management, Supervision and Resources<br> <br>• Availability and quality of personnel including account managers, proposed approach to communication and relationship management. (3%)<br>• Suitability of approach to quality, assurances and controls in place. (3%)<br>• Business continuity approach and disaster recovery plan which will ensure continuous service delivery, including data access and data protection. (2%)</p>
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-01T12:59:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T12:59:34.347Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
990473
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 13 July (HL9107), what was the cost of running the hereditary by-elections following (1) Lord Bridges ceasing to be a member of the House, (2) the death of Lord Lyell, (3) the retirement of Lord Walpole, (4) the retirement of Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, and (5) the retirement of Lord Glentoran; and in each case which organisation administered the election. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL10806 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answer text <p>1. The total cost to the House of Lords for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in respect of the Lord Bridges by-election was £1,140. This includes VAT at 20%</p><p>2. The total cost to the House of Lords for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in respect of the Lord Lyell by-election was £3,540. This includes VAT at 20%</p><p>3. The total cost to the House of Lords for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in respect of the Lord Walpole by-election was £1,140. This includes VAT at 20%</p><p>4. The total cost to the House of Lords for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in respect of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley by-election was £1,140. This includes VAT at 20%</p><p>5. The total cost to the House of Lords for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) in respect of the Lord Glentoran by-election was £1,140. This includes VAT at 20%</p><p>All of these are in addition to the cost of House of Lords staff time spent organising the by-election which forms part of their normal duties and is not costed separately.</p>
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-01T13:00:04.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T13:00:04.773Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this