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Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons Staff: Costs (29 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Overall costs of select committees in financial year 2009-10 are given in the following table. Details of select committee staff costs and a breakdown of costs by committee for financial year 2009-10 will be placed in the Library. The information will also be published shortly in the Sessional Return for 2009-10 (HC 1). Select committee costs in FY2009-10 Costs: £ Staffing...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Motions (28 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Following the answer given on 24 February 2010, the sound recording of the debate held on 28 March 1979 has been requested from the parliamentary broadcasting archives which are held at the British Film Institute. The history section of the website was identified as the best area for the content: http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/ New content can also be publicised on the...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons Staff: Pay (24 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The basic salary payable to Members is £65,738 per annum. As at June 2010, 83 employees were paid an annual salary at a rate above this figure. The breakdown by Department is: Department Staff numbers Department of Chamber and Committees Services 49 Department of Facilities 7 Department of Information Services 12 Department of Resources 15 Total 83 Details of the...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Parliamentary Questions: Email (24 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The Commission recognise the merits of securing more efficient ways of transferring written material, including written answers to parliamentary questions, from Government Departments to the House. The Official Report and PICT participated in a pilot scheme, led by the Leader of the House's Office, to establish within Government Departments a common, structured means of transferring written...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: UK Youth Parliament: (24 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Although the Commission has not received any such representations, the UK Youth Parliament has raised this possibility with the Speaker and others. Preliminary discussions are taking place about another meeting in the Chamber in the autumn. Such a meeting will require the approval of the House, as occurred on 16 March 2009.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: LED Lighting (21 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Several trials of LED technology have been undertaken in the House of Commons, and LED lighting has been installed in the upper Committee corridor, the Commons Library, the Lower Waiting Hall, the New Palace Yard turnstiles and other places. Following those trials, we have included further installations of LED lamps in Parliament's low-energy lighting programme, such as at 1 Parliament Street...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: LED Lighting (21 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: That is an intriguing question so early in the parliamentary Session, and one that the Commission would be happy to look into. As the hon. Gentleman knows, incandescent lighting on the parliamentary estate has been gradually replaced with lower energy lighting over the past five years. The majority of these replacements have occurred during routine lamp changes. Due to the size and complexity...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Rivers (21 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: As far as I am aware, the Church Commissioners do not own any special navigation rights. By way of a statement, where they own a river or part thereof, they own the usual rights of access or, where applicable, fishing or mooring rights. However these rights do not override the general right of the public to navigate.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Food: Procurement (17 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The House of Commons Catering and Retail Services recognises its responsibility to carry out its procurement activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and operates a Sustainable Procurement Policy, which covers all key components of the purchasing operation including animal welfare. The policy seeks to work within the guidelines set out by the Public Sector Food...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Former Members: ICT (17 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Guidance entitled 'Dissolution Arrangements' was issued to all Members of the previous Parliament. The full document can be viewed at: http://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/intranet/assets/diss olution-arrangements.pdf Paragraphs 2.4 to 2.6 relate to the retention and disposal of ICT equipment purchased with funds from allowances as hon. Members.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Early Day Motions (16 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The estimated cost to the House of administering and processing early day motions (EDMs) in financial year 2009-10 was approximately £1 million. Most of this cost was accounted for by printing and publication of early day motions, amendments to them, and names added to them, under the House's contract with TSO. This cost nearly £776,000 in 2009-10. Expenditure is incurred on staff time to...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Early Day Motions (16 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The figures are as follows: Number of signatories Session 1 to 5 6 to 10 11 to 50 51 to 100 Over 100 Total number of EDMs 2005-06 79 124 1,429 933 357 2,922 2006-07 67 91 1,110 670 255 2,193 2007-08 101 171 1,403 690 194 2,559 2008-09 80 107 1,370 544 170 2,271 2009-10 51 93 719 289 95 1,247 Session 2005-06 was a long...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Early Day Motions (16 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The total number of early day motions (EDMs) tabled each session is published in the House's sessional returns, available at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmsesret.htm For some sessions the totals given include one or two EDMs which were tabled and withdrawn on the same sitting day, and so were given an EDM number but never appeared in print. The figures for each session since...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Former Members: ICT (10 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: The ICT equipment loaned by Parliament and used by previous Members not returning to the House is being retrieved. Where there is re-sale value, this equipment will be sold in order to reduce overall costs to Parliament, otherwise it will be disposed of environmentally. In both cases, all data and software will have been securely removed.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Westminster Clock Tower (3 Jun 2010)

Stuart Bell: Approval was given by the Speaker after consultation with the chair of the Administration Committee. The Administration Committee was not able to consider the request before Dissolution.

Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

Stuart Bell: I am grateful to you for calling me to speak, Mr Speaker, and I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Ribble Valley (Mr Evans). Having been a parliamentary candidate in a rural area, I can commiserate with him. I understand the various problems that such areas have. The hon. Member for Ribble Valley was very generous in his remarks about Ashok Kumar and David Taylor. Both were close...

Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

Stuart Bell: I have heard that old argument over many years. The question of fairness in the voting system goes back to Jeremy Thorpe in 1974. We will have many arguments on the subject but, if the Conservative party has an ideology and a belief in itself, it will want to become the majority party again one day. The Labour party is a social democratic party. We will evolve our social democracy, and we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Stuart Bell: And what will the right hon. Gentleman say when the club is relegated?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Stuart Bell: I am listening to the right hon. Gentleman with great interest. He speaks with great fluency and knowledge, but when he talks about nurses, doctors and all those in the public-sector professions, he reminds me of the words of Oliver Cromwell when looking at the corpse of King Charles I. Cromwell said that what had happened had been a "cruel necessity": is that what the Conservatives are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Stuart Bell: I am grateful to be called so early in the debate, and to follow the right hon. Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Mr. Lilley). He was talking about the imbalance between services and manufacturing in our economy, which developed over many years. In fact, I believe it has developed over about 30 years. We must not underrate what manufacturing industry does for our country, employing about 2.6...


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