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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star 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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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11241 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL11781 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL11902 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
unstar this property 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
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:35:18.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Bills: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL11959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
unstar this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Fire Regulations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the impact of the manual fire safety call points on the visual appearance of the Palace of Westminster; and what consideration was given to alternative means of advertising call points and fire safety instructions in keeping with the heritage of the Palace. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL12014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>The “totem” manual fire safety call points are designed for highly significant interiors within the Palace, where fixing escape signs and manual call points to the historic fabric is not acceptable. Following consultation with Historic England, it was agreed that free standing signage was the best option in those spaces, to reduce physical impact on the Palace.</p><p>The patinated brass finish used in the frame was chosen to blend in with the timber joinery and reference the Victorian brass fittings found throughout the Palace. The colours used for the signage differ slightly from the British Standards; the colours were chosen to minimise the visual impact on interiors, whilst remaining legible to direct people in the case of an emergency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T14:17:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:17:22.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL12086 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Millbank House: Lighting more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he is taking to ensure that all of the lighting in Millbank House can be turned off. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL12108 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p> </p><p>Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. Work is currently ongoing to resolve this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:41:51.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Abingdon Green more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House Authorities were consulted on the decision to close College Green to the public; and whether broadcasters using the Green pay the House. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL12414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-03more like thismore than 2019-01-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes, Black Rod was consulted on the closure of College Green. The Green is owned by the House of Commons but day to day access is delegated by the Clerk of the House to Black Rod. Current policy is to allow public access to the Green to enable the public to pass through on the paths or to use it as a recreational space. It is also longstanding policy also to allow the media to use the Green for the contemporaneous news reporting of events within Parliament. Broadcasters are not charged to use the Green as is it considered to be in Parliament’s and the national interest that they should be facilitated to report on Parliament. As the Green is owned by the House of Commons, the question of charging would be a matter for them, not the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-03T14:05:35.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Big Ben more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL12425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what will be the timetable for consideration of the Trade Bill in this House. more like this
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Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
star this property uin HL12516 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The proposed dates for the Committee stage of the Trade Bill were advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>on 3 January, and are as follows: Monday 21 January, Wednesday 23 January, Monday 28 January, and Wednesday 30 January. Dates for further stages will be advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House why dates for the committee stage of the Trade Bill in the House of Lords were not scheduled more quickly after the bill's second reading. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL12574 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The committee stage of the Trade bill has been arranged in the usual way, having been subject to ongoing discussions in the Usual Channels. So far the three of an anticipated four dates for Committee stage are 21, 23 and 30 January and they have been advertised in Forthcoming Business. The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act, which is now scheduled for 28 January. The recommended intervals between Bill stages are minimums, and it is not unusual for there to be a longer pause between stages than the recommended minimum interval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many days of committee stage she estimates will be required for the Trade Bill; and when she anticipates the committee stage being completed. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL12581 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>So far three of an anticipated four days have been scheduled and advertised (21, 23 and 30 January). The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act which is now scheduled for 28 January. The progress of all business is, as always, in the hands of the House. But the Usual Channels have agreed to those dates on the assumption that they should allow Committee Stage to be completed inside four days and the Usual Channels are working to get the remaining day scheduled within the first week of February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Triesman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL12642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House of Lords to sit on Fridays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12745 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The next scheduled Friday sitting is for 1 February, as advertised in Forthcoming Business. Further sittings will be advertised in due course. There are currently no plans to consider Government business on Fridays, but as is always the case the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House to sit on Saturdays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to sit on weekends. As is always the case, the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2018; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL12758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. In total, 1,519,939 items of mail were received on the Parliamentary Estate in 2018. The destination of mail is not recorded but it is estimated that approximately 30 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Millbank House: Lighting more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how long the lights in Millbank House will be permanently switched on without any means to switch them off. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL12776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. A solution is being urgently sought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the percentage turnout of voters in each of the whole House hereditary peer by-elections. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL13101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Since the system of hereditary peer by-elections began there have been eight such by-elections where all members of the House have been eligible to vote. The percentage turnout of voters in each by-election was as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date of election </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Departed Peer </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Elected Peer </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of electorate who voted</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27-Mar-03</p></td><td><p>Oxfuird, V.</p></td><td><p>Ullswater, V.</p></td><td><p>63.99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Mar-05</p></td><td><p>Aberdare, L.</p></td><td><p>Eccles, V.</p></td><td><p>50.65%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Mar-11</p></td><td><p>Strabolgi, L.</p></td><td><p>Hanworth, V.</p></td><td><p>53.83%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20-Jul-11</p></td><td><p>Ampthill, L.</p></td><td><p>Colville of Culross, V.</p></td><td><p>40.70%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17-Jul-13</p></td><td><p>Reay, L.</p></td><td><p>Borwick, L.</p></td><td><p>44.35%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22-Oct-14</p></td><td><p>Methuen, L.</p></td><td><p>Oxford and Asquith, E.</p></td><td><p>36.46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27-Mar-17</p></td><td><p>Lyell, L.</p></td><td><p>Colgrain, L.</p></td><td><p>43.08%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23-Jan-19</p></td><td><p>Skelmersdale, L.</p></td><td><p>Reay, L.</p></td><td><p>32.99%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:10:35.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:10:35.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the average daily costs to Parliament of any additional Parliamentary security personnel who have been required to deal with the demonstrators near to the Palace of Westminster since 23 June 2016. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL13245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>There have been no additional costs to Parliament. The additional security staff fall into two categories, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and private security provision for the broadcasters. The resources for the police officers who are part of the wider MPS response to Brexit do not fall within the contractual arrangement between MPS and Parliament, therefore Parliament is not paying any extra for policing these protests. Private security provision for the broadcasters is contracted by various broadcasters on Abingdon Green, which Parliament does not pay for.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:34:00.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Proof of Identity more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what consideration has been given to requiring all visitors to the Parliamentary estate to present photo identification before entry. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>There are over one million visitors to Parliament each year. Visitors access the estate for many reasons. These include: to meet with a Member or a member of staff; to attend a Member-sponsored meeting or meetings at official level; to give evidence to a Committee; to lobby; to attend debates in both Houses (in the Chambers and Committees); to attend functions and banqueting events; to take a tour (both paid-for and democratic free tours); or as part of an Education Service visit. Many visits do not need to be pre-booked. In order to promote open access to Parliament controls are kept proportionate to the security risk. Photo identification by visitors is not currently deemed proportionate and if introduced would need to be verified, significantly delaying the admission of visitors to Parliament and resulting in lengthy queues at peak times.</p><p>All non-passholders are subject to search and screening measures before entering the estate. The Parliamentary Security Department do not comment publicly on the details of security measures.</p><p>The Director of Security for Parliament is content to meet with any members who wish to discuss specific concerns.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:41:04.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Paintings more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when the restoration works on the two large Maclise paintings in the Royal Gallery will be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. The conservation of the wall paintings ‘Trafalgar’ and ‘Waterloo’ will be completed this year. Phase 3 of the programme is currently underway (4-22 Feb inclusive), and subject to permissions, Phase 4 (final phase) will be booked for October 2019 and will complete the conservation treatment. Discussions are ongoing regarding possible future work on adjustments to the lighting of the wall paintings to further improve their presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Session more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House when she expects the current session of Parliament to end. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL13578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>A date for the prorogation of the current session has not yet been set. The length of the first session was extended to give Parliament more time to consider the crucial legislation relating to Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Disability more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords provides support for Members, staff and visitors to Parliament affected by hearing loss through the use of audio loop and infrared systems that help to amplify sound for hearing aid users. Loop systems are installed in the Chamber and all Committee rooms, with infrared systems additionally available within Committee rooms 1 to 4, 2A, 3A and the Moses Room. Handheld radio transmitters are also available to hearing-aid users when in the Chamber, to reduce interference from electrical equipment and improve the quality of sound provided by the audio loop.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring options to provide an audio description service for Chamber and Committee proceedings. This will provide blind and partially sighted members, committee witnesses and members of the public with a voiced description of which member or witness is currently speaking, transmitted directly via an audio service. A feasibility study was commissioned in January 2019 and will report back later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Further microphones are due to be added to the Chamber this year, which will improve the quality of service provided to hearing aid users. A greater number of microphones situated closer to the people speaking minimises background noise and gives a cleaner sound on the audio which is sent directly to hearing aids via the loop system. The large number of microphones used in Committee meetings, whether automated or operated by an engineer, help to keep the sound clear and maximise the quality of sound experienced by hearing aid users.</p><p> </p><p>For those with hearing impairments which do not require the use of a hearing aid, overall audibility in Committee Rooms 2A, 3A and 4A is generally good. In Committee rooms 1 to 4, however, factors such as high ceilings and furniture arrangements mean that the current acoustic set-up is sub-optimal. A facilities upgrade is currently being trialled in House of Commons Committee Room 6 and, subject to approval, House of Lords Committee rooms will also benefit from these improvements in due course. There are also plans to replace the speakers embedded in the benches within the Chamber next year, which should deliver improvements to general levels of audibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business of the House is of course dependent upon Members, staff and visitors such as committee witnesses being able to hear and be heard, although the capacity to deliver improvements can sometimes be limited by the nature of operations in a building with heritage restrictions. Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out as part of the Restoration and Renewal process, during which extensive works are likely to offer the potential for further improvements to facilities. In the interim, the Director of Facilities would be happy to speak to any member with specific suggestions for improvement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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star this property hansard heading Peers: Bullying more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many formal complaints of bullying or harassment by any member of the House of Lords he has received from (1) members, (2) their staff, or (3) House staff since he launched the consultation on the implementation of a new process for investigating complaints of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct on 11 February. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>I have not received any formal complaints from members, their staff or House staff but under neither the current system nor the proposed future system would complaints come to me. Currently complaints may be received by the House Administration, the Commissioner for Standards, any of the political parties or whips, or the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints of bullying or harassment by members of the House of Lords may be made to the Commissioner for Standards. Consideration of complaints by the Commissioner follows a two stage process. The Commissioner conducts a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is evidence sufficient to establish a prima facie case that the Code has been breached. This stage of the process is confidential, known only to the Commissioner, complainant and respondent. Basic details of cases are made public only if a complaint proceeds to the second stage, which is a formal investigation.</p><p> </p><p>When I launched the consultation on 11 February there were no live formal investigations by the Commissioner solely in relation to the Code’s personal honour provision, which is the only aspect of the Code likely to be engaged by complaints of bullying and harassment. No such investigations have been initiated since the consultation was launched.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, no formal complaints relating to the behaviour of House of Lords members were being dealt with by the Administration when the consultation was launched, and none have been initiated since.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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star this property hansard heading Peers: Bullying more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many formal complaints of bullying or harassment by any member of the House of Lords were being investigated from (1) members, (2) their staff, or (3) House staff at the time he launched the consultation on the implementation of a new process for investigating complaints of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct on 11 February. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>I have not received any formal complaints from members, their staff or House staff but under neither the current system nor the proposed future system would complaints come to me. Currently complaints may be received by the House Administration, the Commissioner for Standards, any of the political parties or whips, or the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints of bullying or harassment by members of the House of Lords may be made to the Commissioner for Standards. Consideration of complaints by the Commissioner follows a two stage process. The Commissioner conducts a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is evidence sufficient to establish a prima facie case that the Code has been breached. This stage of the process is confidential, known only to the Commissioner, complainant and respondent. Basic details of cases are made public only if a complaint proceeds to the second stage, which is a formal investigation.</p><p> </p><p>When I launched the consultation on 11 February there were no live formal investigations by the Commissioner solely in relation to the Code’s personal honour provision, which is the only aspect of the Code likely to be engaged by complaints of bullying and harassment. No such investigations have been initiated since the consultation was launched.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, no formal complaints relating to the behaviour of House of Lords members were being dealt with by the Administration when the consultation was launched, and none have been initiated since.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13693 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:14:53.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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star this property hansard heading Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated cost of the independent inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords; and what is the level of remuneration being paid to Naomi Ellenbogen QC. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL14089 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The inquiry into bullying and harassment, launched on 19 December 2018, is being led independently by Naomi Ellenbogen QC. The inquiry relates to and has sought contributions from a number of key stakeholder groups, including current and, where possible, former:</p><p> </p><ul><li>House of Lords Administration staff (including agency and interim staff), and employee representative groups;</li><li>Members of the House of Lords;</li><li>Staff of Members of the House of Lords; and</li><li>Staff of the House of Commons, MPs’ staff, and staff of shared or bicameral services in Parliament.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Naomi Ellenbogen QC is being remunerated on the basis of a daily fee of £2000 plus VAT for each full day worked exclusively on the inquiry, and an hourly fee of £225 plus VAT where only part of the day is spent working on the inquiry. The contract through which Ms Ellenbogen has been engaged defines a full day as constituting 8 hours, and provides that time engaged in report writing will be payable at the agreed hourly rate.</p><p> </p><p>While the costs of the inquiry are being paid by the House of Lords, the overall cost will depend on a number of variable factors outside the Administration’s control, in particular the volume of evidence received.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:56:04.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:56:04.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what consideration has been given to relocating the House of Lords to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building in King Charles Street during the period of reconstruction of the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The R&amp;R Programme Team carried out work with the Government Property Unit to assess the suitability of sites on the Government estate for relocation of the House of Lords during the restoration and renewal works on the Palace of Westminster. One of the options involved use of the courtyard of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building in King Charles Street. However, this was considered to be a sub-optimal solution that would require further decant accommodation to be delivered over multiple locations and had space constraints around the Chamber. Concerns were also raised in relation to security and access to the site for construction. Subsequent work has identified the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre as the most suitable decant location for the House of Lords. The House of Lords Commission agreed the QEII Centre as the preferred option for decant in September 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:35:08.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:35:08.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Peers' Staff: Personnel Management more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated annual cost attributable to the House of Lords of the HR support services for Peers' staff administered by Croner Group Ltd. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The total cost of the contract with Croner Group Ltd. in place for the period from 8th October 2018 to 7th October 2019 is £21,985. The cost of this contract is shared between the House of Commons and the House of Lords administrations. The total portion of this cost attributable to the House of Lords for HR support services for Peers' staff is £6,595.50.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:35:52.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:35:52.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Library: Magazine Press more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the total cost of the production of Issue 1 of the House of Lords Library magazine The Library, published in April; and what estimate he has made of the future costs of the publication of that magazine. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The total cost of production for issue 1 of the House of Lords Library Magazine <em>The Library</em> published in April was £2,642.50 plus VAT (template and printing). The magazine is available in print and digitally, and the cost of future issues will therefore depend upon the demand for printed copies. Likely subscriber numbers indicate a cost for printing of £185 plus VAT per issue, and it is expected that <em>The Library</em> will be published approximately nine times per year.</p>