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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2021-10-04more like thismore than 2021-10-04
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Chamber more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), why the decision to change Table Clerks' uniform was made without a report from the Procedure and Privileges Committee and the agreement of the House, as was the case when the Lord Chancellor's uniform was changed in 1998. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
uin HL2836 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-10-14more like thismore than 2021-10-14
answer text <p>The uniform for Table Clerks is not a matter covered by the Standing Orders agreed by the House, or the Companion to the Standing Orders, which the Procedure and Privileges Committee oversees on behalf of the House.</p><p>The changes made to the Lord Chancellor’s uniform in 1998 were a matter for the Procedure and Privileges Committee and the House, and the Lord Speaker’s uniform is covered by the Companion to the Standing Orders. Having reviewed Procedure and Privilege Committee papers dating back to the 1970s, there is no record of decisions about uniform for Table Clerks being taken by that Committee. The Clerk of the Parliaments, as the statutory employer, is responsible for these decisions, though the Clerk of the Parliaments is of course aware that these matters are of wider concern to members of the House and has emphasised this in recent discussions we have had on this matter.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-10-14T15:38:13.833Zmore like thismore than 2021-10-14T15:38:13.833Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1141
label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1358381
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2021-10-04more like thismore than 2021-10-04
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Chamber more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), whether the House has agreed that decisions on Table Clerks' uniform should be made by House staff rather than Members. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2826 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-10-14more like thismore than 2021-10-14
answer text <p>The uniform for Table Clerks is not a matter covered by the Standing Orders agreed by the House, or the Companion to the Standing Orders, which the Procedure and Privileges Committee oversees on behalf of the House.</p><p>Having reviewed Procedure and Privileges Committee papers dating back to the 1970s, there is no record of decisions about uniform for Table Clerks being taken by that Committee.</p><p>The Clerk of the Parliaments, as the statutory employer, is responsible for these decisions, though the Clerk of the Parliaments is of course aware that these matters are of wider concern to members of the House and has emphasised this in recent discussions we have had on this matter. The Clerk of the Parliaments is of course open to conversation with any member about any of his responsibilities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-10-14T15:32:45.247Zmore like thismore than 2021-10-14T15:32:45.247Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1358380
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2021-10-04more like thismore than 2021-10-04
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Chamber more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), what is the cost of (1) six formal uniforms for the additional Table Clerks, (2) the full uniforms that have already been provided to Table Clerks, (3) creating the PeerHub remote voting system, and (4) converting Committee Rooms 2A and 3A to enable hybrid meetings of Grand Committee. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2825 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-10-14more like thismore than 2021-10-14
answer text <p>In 2020 six gowns were purchased for new Table Clerks joining the rota. The total cost of these six gowns was £1,213.99, but due to an outstanding credit with the supplier the House actually paid £536 in total for the six gowns.</p><p>Table Clerks who joined the rota before 2020 were provided with a fuller uniform. There is no standard cost for this as it depends on a number of variables, including the supplier used and the items required. Purchases of full new uniforms for Table Clerks in recent years were however in the range of approximately £4,700 - £5,700 per person. Incidental repairs and additional items may also be required over the years as uniforms are worn.</p><p>The cost to the Parliamentary Digital Service of producing the PeerHub remote voting system as set out in the approved business case was £78,683. This was primarily resource cost.</p><p>The capital cost of converting Committee Rooms 2A and 3A for Hybrid Grand Committee as set out in the approved business case for the project was £150,000, including VAT.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-10-14T15:13:22.677Zmore like thismore than 2021-10-14T15:13:22.677Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1358387
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2021-10-04more like thismore than 2021-10-04
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Chamber more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), and the recommendation of the report of the Select Committee on Procedure of the House, Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Procedure of the House, 4th Report, 1997–98 (HL Paper 144) that "there would be no change in the dress worn by Officers of the House", on what authority the decision to change Table Clerks' uniform was taken. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
uin HL2837 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-10-14more like thismore than 2021-10-14
answer text <p>Decisions on the uniform worn by Table Clerks are matters for the Clerk of the Parliaments as Accounting Officer and employer of staff.</p><p>The Procedure Committee report referred to was a report about the formal dress for the Lord Chancellor. The report noted that there would be no change in the dress worn by Officers of the House, but this was a statement of fact taken note of by the Committee, rather than a decision of the Committee or the House.</p><p>The Clerk of the Parliaments is open to conversation with any member about any of his responsibilities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-10-14T15:38:48.287Zmore like thismore than 2021-10-14T15:38:48.287Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1141
label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1584728
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 February (HL4851), who he consulted when preparing his answer; and what oversight mechanisms exist to scrutinise the design and cost of security projects for the House of Lords. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
uin HL5454 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-02-14more like thismore than 2023-02-14
answer text <p>The Parliamentary Security Department and Strategic Estates teams were consulted when preparing the answer to HL4851, along with House of Lords Administration officials.<br></p><p>The design and cost of security projects for Parliament go through rigorous internal scrutiny. The Clerk of the Parliaments and Clerk of the House, as Accounting and Corporate Officers, have responsibility for approving final business cases for security projects across the Parliamentary Estate, subject to advice from the Finance Directors and other relevant officials.<br></p><p>The Clerk of the Parliaments’ decisions on security projects are informed by consultation with the House of Lords Commission, which ensures that the impact on Members is taken into account, and by the Finance Committee which receives regular reports regarding security expenditure. There is also significant oversight by the Finance Director. The Clerk of the House is informed by the equivalent groups and individuals in the House of Commons. Ultimately it is not the House that makes the final decision because security is a bicameral issue, and legal responsibility for safety sits with the Clerk of the Parliaments and Clerk of the House.<br></p><p>Governance of the Security Programme for Parliament is provided by the Quarterly Review Group (QRG). Membership includes the Clerk of the House of Commons and Clerk of the Parliaments, the Finance Directors of both Houses, the Chief Operating Officer of the House of Lords and DG Operations of the House of Commons, and a non-executive external advisor (the Director of Property for the Royal Household).<br></p><p>The Parliamentary Security Department and Strategic Estates also consult external experts, including the Metropolitan Police Service, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, and Historic England to inform the Security Programme.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-02-14T11:56:46.847Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-14T11:56:46.847Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1141
label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1195855
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-05-13more like thismore than 2020-05-13
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Hereditary Peers: Allowances more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 12 May (HL3709) what was the total cost in the parliamentary session 2017/2019 of allowances paid to peers elected by the process of conducting by-elections for hereditary members. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rennard more like this
uin HL4431 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-28more like thismore than 2020-05-28
answer text <p>The total cost in the parliamentary session 2017/2019 of allowances paid to peers elected by the process of conducting by-elections for hereditary members was £1,674,929.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-05-28T12:24:30.9Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-28T12:24:30.9Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
2484
label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
1019270
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Bills: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Government’s response to the report of the Constitution Committee, Parliament and the Legislative Process, published on 20 April 2005 (HL Paper 114), whether the Procedure Committee will consider the recommendation that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL11959 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>In 2005, when it responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliament and the Legislative Process, the Government was “not convinced that it would be appropriate to commit all bills which have not been scrutinised in draft to an evidence-taking committee after Second Reading but we are ready to consider this option in exceptional circumstances (and have done in the past).” <br> <br>I am aware that the idea that bills should normally be committed after Second Reading to a committee empowered to take evidence is under fresh consideration by the Constitution Committee as part of its current inquiry on the legislative process, stage 2 of which is covering the passage of legislation through Parliament. Written and oral evidence received as part of that inquiry is available here - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/legislative-process/. I am looking forward to the Committee’s report and any recommendations it might make on this and other matters. The Procedure Committee will give it due consideration then.</p>
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:58:07.843Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1130600
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Burglary more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to recent reports of a burglary on the Parliamentary Estate, what assessment he has made of the level of security provided on the Estate during recesses. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Empey more like this
uin HL16144 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Following reports to the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD) of missing property in Millbank House during a long weekend/recess period a Police investigation is underway. There will be additional police and security patrols conducted during quieter periods, including weekends, to provide reassurance to occupants whilst the investigation is in progress. Additional measures may be taken based on the outcome of the ongoing investigation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:29:11.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:29:11.55Z
answering member
4148
label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
tabling member
4216
label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1690615
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Road Traffic Control more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his remarks on 8 February (HL Deb col 1740), whether he has had discussions with the Finance Committee over any possible review of the costs and process of managing the traffic marshals on the parliamentary estate. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hayward more like this
uin HL2634 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-05more like thismore than 2024-03-05
answer text <p>The Finance Committee considered the use and cost of traffic marshals on the parliamentary estate at its meeting in February. Once agreed, the minutes of that discussion will be available on the Committee’s website.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-05T16:26:42.22Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-05T16:26:42.22Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
863
label Biography information for Lord Hayward more like this
1690617
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Road Traffic Control more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his remarks on 8 February (HL Deb col 1740), whether any of the 'near misses' referred to occurred within 30 metres of a marshal on duty; and if so, how many marshals would have been within that approximate distance at the time. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hayward more like this
uin HL2636 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-05more like thismore than 2024-03-05
answer text <p>The eight near misses I referred to on 8 February (HL Deb col 1740) did not occur within 30 metres of a marshal on duty, with half occurring outside the working hours of the marshals. The near misses demonstrate the inherent risk in a mixed-use occupied estate, even during quieter times of the day or night. They highlight the importance of a range of mitigations to that risk, including the use, where appropriate, the use of traffic marshals.</p><p>Please see the attached table for further information.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-05T16:29:21.557Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-05T16:29:21.557Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
attachment
1
file name HL2636 Table.docx more like this
title Table mentioned. more like this
tabling member
863
label Biography information for Lord Hayward more like this