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unstar this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated cost to the House of (1) restoration, (2) repair, and (3) fire protection work underway in (a) the Palace of Westminster, (b) Fielden House, and (c) Millbank House. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>‘Restoration’ has been taken to include work currently underway on the Estate to restore or conserve areas of the historic building fabric, including but not limited to the restoration work in Westminster Hall and the Encaustic Tile project. It does not include the estimated costs of the Restoration and Renewal Programme. ‘Repair’ includes project works underway on the estate but does not include general day to day maintenance. Fire protection work costs are based on the Fire Life Safety Works Programme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Palace of Westminster</p></td><td><p>Millbank House</p></td><td><p>Fielden House</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Restoration</p></td><td><p>External Courtyards Conservation work (Phase 1) current approved cost: £20.2m; Westminster Hall current approved cost: £12.1m (subject to review); Elizabeth Tower current approved cost: £61.1m (subject to review); Cast Iron Roofs current approved cost: £84.4m; Encaustic Tiles current approved cost: £14.3m.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td><td><p>There is no restoration work currently underway.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repair</p></td><td><p>Works to the Palace in 2017/18 totalled £2m; works in 2018/19 are forecast to cost £2.8m.</p></td><td><p>Works to 5 Great College Street and its integration into Millbank House total £42.9m.</p></td><td><p>Planning is underway for the refurbishment of Fielden House. Surveying work is expected to commence in December 2018. The surveying working is required to finalise the business case. Until it is finalised it is not possible to provide an estimate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fire Protection</p></td><td><p>The approved business cases forecast expenditure of £90m for fire safety work underway in the Palace of Westminster. The forecast expenditure of a project within the Fire Safety programme is currently being revised.</p></td><td><p>The cost of fire protection in the Great College Street area of Millbank House has been integrated into the project itself and therefore is included in the repair figure above. The cost of Fire Protection in 1&amp;2 Millbank is currently forecast at £1.6m excluding risk and optimism bias (OB) and £2.1m including risk and OB.</p></td><td><p>The cost of making Fielden House Fire Life Safety compliant will form part of the refurbishment project. Therefore, it is not possible currently to confirm how much it will cost.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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less than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:10:58.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1002221
unstar this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how much each Address to both Houses of Parliament cost in each of the past 15 years. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In line with the Authorised Records Disposal Practice, records relating to financial information relating to State Visits and Addresses is kept for 5 years and then disposed of. The costs to Parliament for visits where records are available are listed in the table below. These vary depending on whether the event was held in the Royal Gallery or Robing Room. Costs of addresses in Westminster Hall are not available. It should be noted that additional costs related to translation, sound and AV services, catering and, in a number of cases, ticketing and programmes are borne by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Event</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Porterage</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Furnishings</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of halting planned maintenance</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Flowers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ticketing and printing</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>23 October 2018</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£7,235.00</p></td><td><p>£4,930.40</p></td><td><p>£2,500.00</p></td><td><p>£1,100.00</p></td><td><p>£109.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain</p></td><td><p>12 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£6,169.00</p></td><td><p>£4,925.85</p></td><td><p>£3,000.00</p></td><td><p>£480.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Columbia</p></td><td><p>1 November 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£2,907.48</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£540.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by President of Indonesia</p></td><td><p>19 April 2016</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£490.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£462.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Speech by Prime Minister of India</p></td><td><p>12 November 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£2,350.00</p></td><td><p>£6,965.76</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Prime Minister of China</p></td><td><p>20 October 2015</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,800.00</p></td><td><p>£8,678.85</p></td><td><p>£1,300.00</p></td><td><p>£418.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Visit by the President of Mexico</p></td><td><p>3 March 2015</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£1,497.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£740.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Singapore</p></td><td><p>21 October 2014</p></td><td><p>Robing Room</p></td><td><p>£3,046.00</p></td><td><p>£941.16</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£470.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the President of Ireland</p></td><td><p>8 April 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£2,703.50</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Address by the Chancellor of Germany</p></td><td><p>27 February 2014</p></td><td><p>Royal Gallery</p></td><td><p>£5,450.00</p></td><td><p>£3,110.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>£300.00</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
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less than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:31:41.183Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1002222
unstar this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the total cost to the House of the (1) Catering and Retail Service, (2) Department of Facilities, (3) Finance Department, (4) Human Resources Office, (5) Parliamentary Digital Service, (6) Library, (7) clerks and procedural services, and (8) Commissioner for Standards in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and what were the comparative figures for the 2005–6 financial year. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The costs for 2017-18 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,863</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,441</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14,536</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2,384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,383</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal Office, Communications Office, Legislation Office, and the Lord Speaker’s Office. Costs for the Commissioner of Standards are not separately identifiable and are within the Clerks and Procedural Services figure.</p><p> </p><p>In 2005-06 some offices and departments listed above did not exist, and since 2005-06 there have also been other changes to the roles and functions of offices and departments across the Administration; this makes providing comparison figures more difficult. The costs for 2005-06 were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2005-06</strong> <strong>£000s</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1. Catering and Retail Services (was the Refreshment Department)</p></td><td><p>1,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2. Department of Facilities (did not exist – costs of the Attendants and Housekeepers sections)</p></td><td><p>1,013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3. Finance Department</p></td><td><p>1,272</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4. Human Resources Office</p></td><td><p>942</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5. Parliamentary Digital Service (did not exist – costs of Computer Office, ICT and telecommunications sections)</p></td><td><p>2,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6. Library</p></td><td><p>2,926</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7. Clerks and Procedural Services</p></td><td><p>11,816</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total for Clerks and Procedural Services includes the costs of the Clerk of the Parliaments Office, Black Rod’s Office, Doorkeepers, Committee Office, Hansard, Journal and Information Office, Legislation Office, and the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:32:29.48Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1002223
unstar this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how much was paid to members of the House in allowances in each of the last 15 years. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The total paid to Members of the House in allowances, travel and subsistence expenses under the Members Finance Scheme in relation to attendance at the House of Lords in each of the last 15 years was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total £000s</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>17,604</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>21,872</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>18,787</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,638</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>20,658</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,637</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>21,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>17,856</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>16,033</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>17,514</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>17,152</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>16,306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>14,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>13,355</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td><p>12,574</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The scheme of financial support for Members changed on 1 October 2010. Prior to then, in addition to travel costs, Members could claim reimbursement of expenses under categories entitled Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence, and Office Costs.</p><p>The totals differ from the summary numbers published in the notes to the annual Resource Accounts as to be consistent with classification over a long period of time the above totals only include amounts paid for travel, Daily Allowance (since 1 October 2010), Overnight Subsistence, Day Subsistence and Office Costs (prior to 1 October 2010).</p>
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less than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:35:11.78Z
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999299
unstar this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office has not incurred any spending on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office publishes spend over £25,000 on a monthly basis as part of its transparency data routine publication which is accessible <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T14:50:56.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:50:56.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1002084
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 184876 on North Sea Oil, what assessment he has made of the effect of continued investment in new oil and gas on compliance with the timeframes set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the transition to a low-carbon economy. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Oil and gas will continue to play an important role as part of the energy mix for decades to come. As we continue to move to a low carbon economy we need to ensure we have a balanced energy mix, so we have a reliable, clean and affordable energy system. This means that in the medium term there will be a role for oil and gas; currently over 85% of the population use gas for heating and around 65% for cooking, with UK Continental Shelf oil and gas production still equivalent to around half of demand.</p><p> </p><p>We are leading the world in our response to the special report on global warming of 1.5°C – commissioning the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for their advice on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets, just one week after its publication. As part of this, we have requested that they provide evidence on how reductions in line with the CCC’s recommendations might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and we will consider their advice carefully when it is received.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of this, we have requested that they provide evidence on how reductions in line with the CCC’s recommendations might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and we will consider their advice carefully when it is received.</p>
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less than 2018-11-15T16:39:27.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:39:27.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1002092
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has received applications to undertake fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing local authority area and (c) Greater London. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Before an operator can apply for planning permission from a local authority for any proposed oil or gas development, they need to apply for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) from the Oil and Gas Authority. There are no current PEDLs within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, under Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy must grant Hydraulic Fracturing Consent (HFC) before hydraulic fracturing can take place in the UK. The Department has not received any HFC applications relating to shale gas exploration in a) Ealing Southall constituency, b) Ealing local authority area or c) Greater London.</p><p> </p><p>The British Geological Survey has identified the main areas of shale prosperity in the UK, none of which lie underneath the Greater London area.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002130
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity leave as recommended by the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Last year, Acas published new comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and workplace rights and obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we have reviewed the GOV.UK guidance material on the protections for people who are pregnant or on maternity leave and we are now updating and improving signposting.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002131
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and (b) alternative means for tackling one sided flexibility. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s consultation, on the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and alternative means for tackling one-sided flexibility, launched in March.</p><p> </p><p>The Low Pay Commission will publish their report, containing the findings from this consultation, in due course.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002132
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to further promote better employee engagement and workforce relations in response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2018, the Government consulted on workforce and employee engagement as part of preparing its response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. We are grateful to the stakeholders who have taken time to comment. We are considering those comments and will be publishing our response in due course.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:47:20.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this