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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Closure Motions 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 times the closure motion has been moved in the House of Lords in the last 20 years; and on what dates. more like this
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Lord Brabazon of Tara more like this
star this property uin HL15060 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p>In the last 20 years the closure motion has been moved in the House of Lords 13 times: on 22 July 1999; 6 October 2003; 17 January 2011; 19 January 2011; 21 October 2011; 31 January 2014; 15 March 2019; and six times on 4 April 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 2019-04-09T15:21:52.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:21:52.36Z
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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 Brabazon of Tara more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Government Bills 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 Government Bills since May 2015 have been published in draft and referred for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House; and what proportion these constitute of all Government Bills introduced in that period. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL16472 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Since May 2015, 13 Government Bills have been published in draft and referred for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House; this constitutes 14.43% of all Government Bills introduced in that period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:27:13.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:27:13.657Z
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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 Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 House of Lords Chamber: Clocks and Watches 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 cost of the new clocks in the House of Lords Chamber. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL16513 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The new clocks in the House of Lords Chamber were procured together with new clocks for Grand Committee. Together the new clocks for the Chamber and Grand Committee cost £23,709.60. This includes the cost of the bespoke design, software, hardware and installation. It is inclusive of VAT.</p><p>The clocks are maintained by the same company that maintains the clocks in the House of Commons. Together the two Houses pay an annual maintenance fee of £3,596 per annum. The House of Lords pays 40% of this cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T12:15:46.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:15:46.54Z
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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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Composition 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 current gender composition of the House of Lords broken down by member's (1) country, and (2) region, of origin. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
star this property uin HL16377 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords is currently made up of 585 male and 215 female members; we do not hold data on the country or region of origin of members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:38:36.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:38:36.813Z
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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 Farmer more like this
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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
star this property uin HL15039 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> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T12:56:25.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:56:25.767Z
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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 Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 House of Lords Terrace: Smoking 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 smoking on the Lords’ Terrace. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Smoking is permitted on the Lords’ Terrace in the designated smoking area adjacent to the House of Commons and on the Peers’ smoking table, which is located near the top of the ramp and is currently outside the designated smoking area. The Services Committee will consider a paper on this matter at its meeting in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Z
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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 Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 House of Lords: 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 complaints regarding bullying and harassment have been received since the report by the Committee on Privileges and Conduct Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Changes to the Code of Conduct, published on 4 April, was agreed by the House on 30 April. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>On 30 April the House agreed to changes to the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords that incorporated the Parliamentary Behaviour Code, which sets out the standards of behaviour expected of everyone who works within the Parliamentary Estate, and introduced provisions to deal explicitly with behaviour that constitutes bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct. Since then, there have been fewer than ten complaints of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct made against members of the House of Lords under the Code. To protect the confidentiality of those reporting complaints, and in line with Parliament’s publication policy for statistics under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, the exact numbers are only provided where they are ten or more.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T11:38:38.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:38:38.677Z
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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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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: 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this