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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker what is his estimate of the cost arising from the House sitting in September. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The planning assumption made by the House Administration each year is that there will be a sitting in September. Most activities are scheduled on that basis and costs of September sittings are factored into the original budgets.</p><p> </p><p>On that basis, the main additional cost arising from the House sitting in September is an estimated £4k for cleaning and porterage at the end of maintenance and project works to prepare for the sitting and around £1k of staff overtime for the Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T11:21:10Z
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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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 Work of the House of Lords 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 much it cost to produce the pamphlet Work of the House of Lords 2016–17; and how many copies were sent to people outside the parliamentary estate. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3396 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2016-17 edition of the <em>Work of the House of Lords</em> cost £7,229 for a print run of 20,000 copies. Of these, 3,728 copies were sent to libraries and universities at the time of publication. Further copies will be distributed to people outside of the parliamentary estate through various outreach activities over the course of the current session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:23:57.157Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:23:57.157Z
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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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 Parliament: Demonstrations 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL13245 more like this
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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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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: Times of Sittings 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 estimate he has made of the total cost of the sitting of the House of Lords on Saturday 19 October. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not possible to provide a reliable estimate of the total cost of the sitting of the House on Saturday 19 October at this stage. The costs incurred will relate to additional staff costs and claims that Members may submit in relation to their attendance on that date. Such claims can be submitted up to the end of November and once the figures are available an update will be provided. Other directly attributable costs will be disclosed if available. However, for some general running costs, for example heating and lighting etc., it will not be possible to attribute those to a specific date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:06:08.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:06:08.55Z
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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 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 Parliament: Telephone Services 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 what has been the saving to the two Houses arising from the changes to the opening hours of the switchboard service that were introduced in February. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL7287 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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 changes made in 2017-18 to the service, including the changes in opening hours introduced in February 2018, have delivered a saving of £23.1k in the financial year 2017-18 and are forecast to deliver a saving of £124.3k in the financial year 2018-19.</p><p>The service changes included a change to the call answering Service Level Agreement from 90% of calls being answered in 10 seconds to 85% of calls being answered in 20 seconds, and a change of opening hours during sitting times and recesses, including closure on Sundays and UK Bank Holidays.  The change to the Service Level Agreement, of 85% of calls being answered in 20 seconds, remains a higher standard than the Service Level Agreements of many top companies renowned for delivering excellent service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T11:42:54.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T11:42:54.887Z
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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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 remove filter
star this property uin HL16513 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 2019-06-26more 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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: Electricity 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 total annual electricity bill for the Palace of Westminster; and what proportion of that bill is paid by the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL6119 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The total cost of the electricity bill for the Palace of Westminster for 2016/17 was £1,778,860. The House of Lords contribution to such running costs is 40%, meaning a payment of £711,544 for 2016/17.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:44:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:44:32.407Z
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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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Restaurants 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 cost of this year's refurbishment of the House of Lords' River Restaurant. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL216 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chair of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. A full refurbishment of the seating area, fridges and payment stands in the River Restaurant was carried out in September and October 2019. The new design has increased the number of available seats by four and improved the accessibility and flow of the area.</p><p> </p><p>The costs for this project are laid out below:</p><p> </p><p>Enabling and redecoration works: £35,000</p><p>Equipment and fittings: £83,207</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Total Cost of Project: £118,207 </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T12:33:18.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T12:33:18.373Z
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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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 Parliamentary Security Department: Uniforms 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 what was the total cost of providing new uniforms for parliamentary security staff; and what proportion of that cost was paid by the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL17424 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The total cost of providing over 350 new uniforms for parliamentary security staff was £150,000. The proportion of that cost paid by the House of Lords was £45,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T11:15:26.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T11:15:26.707Z
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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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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The Senior Deputy Speaker remove filter
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 remove filter
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