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Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Data Protection (31 Jul 2018)

Viscount Thurso: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether HMRC is able to access UK citizens' bank accounts and other personal data without their permission and without judicial oversight.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Standards (28 Jun 2018)

Viscount Thurso: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of those recommendations of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards that were put into law through the provisions of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services (28 Jun 2018)

Viscount Thurso: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the availability of bank accounts to small community groups, charities and societies.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (26 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: Parliamentary ICT is trialing and will continue to trial device-independent software supporting open standards. Examples include using HTML5 to deliver services that are responsive in design and accessible on any device.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: CDs and DVDs (26 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: The House Service has no access to information on which it could base a realistic estimate.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Select Committees: ICT (25 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: Apple iPads for Members engaged in Select Committee business were initially piloted by the Administration Committee between April and October 2011. This was followed by an extended pilot with other Select Committees. At the time of the first pilot, the tablet market was very limited and there were not considered to be any comparable products to the iPad. At the time of the extended pilot the...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (24 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: The minimum value for contracts that must be put out to competitive tender is £50,000. The contract was awarded under a Crown Commercial Service framework. In order to be part of the framework the suppliers have taken part in a competitive tender process.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (24 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: Following the election, each Member will be offered an iPad to facilitate use of online services provided by Parliament. These iPads, and the associated mobile data costs, will be funded from the Administration Estimate. Members will also be able to order IT equipment from an online catalogue, financed from the Members Estimate. The catalogue will include a range of laptops, desktops,...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Recycling (23 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: There are currently no plans to introduce dedicated recycling facilities for DVDs and CDs. However, we continue to review Parliament’s waste recycling and recovery arrangements as part of our objective to move waste streams up the waste hierarchy.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (19 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: I refer the hon. Member to my answer yesterday to Question 227498.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (18 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: No direct discussions were held with (a) Apple and (b) the providers of other devices and platforms in advance of the decision to offer iPads. An independent assessment of the tablet marketplace was completed by Parliamentary ICT (PICT), including cost, but also technical capabilities, such as the ability to deliver committee papers securely, and the training effort required for both Members...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (18 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: The suitability of various tablets for open source, open standards and open data was not part of the assessment in the selection of the iPad. The selection of tablet does not have a direct impact on the use of open source, open standards and open data. Parliament is actively using open standards to deliver services that will work across any device through the use of HTML5. In addition new...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (18 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: In 2013 the House of Commons Commission agreed to a recommendation in the Administration Committee’s report, First weeks at Westminster: induction arrangements for new MPs in 2015, that: “…a tablet and a laptop should be the first pieces of equipment offered to all Members after the 2015 election. The tablet should be in addition to the current allowance and should come with a SIM card....

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Conditions of Employment (17 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: As I indicated in my answer, the House does not routinely collect this information from contractors operating on the parliamentary estate and has no plans to do so. The House is committed to offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all directly-employed staff on call-off (zero hours) contracts and has completed a process of offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all affected staff.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Meat (12 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: House of Commons catering services do not purchase or serve any meat from animals slaughtered by non-stunned methods. House of Lords restaurants are a matter for that House; however, I understand that it takes a similar approach.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Conditions of Employment (2 Mar 2015)

John Thurso: The House does not routinely collect this information from contractors operating on the parliamentary estate and has no plans to do so. The House is committed to offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all directly-employed staff on call-off (zero hours) contracts and has completed a process of offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all affected staff.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Correspondence (23 Feb 2015)

John Thurso: The number of letters sent from the House of Commons to Government Departments via the Inter-Despatch Service (IDS) over the period for which records are held is listed below. No count was made of individual items before May 2012 and so no information is available prior to this date. Number of items 2012 (May–Dec) 31,849 2013 42,243 2014 36,512 2015 (Jan) 3,426

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons: Buildings (12 Feb 2015)

John Thurso: The value of the contract works for resurfacing the Canon Row carriageway and the pavings around the north and west sides of Norman Shaw North is £372,857 excluding VAT. The paving stones in both Canon Row and around Norman Shaw North are either lifting or breaking up. By relaying the carriageways in asphalt rather than replacing the stones, future maintenance costs will be reduced. In...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Employment Agencies (2 Feb 2015)

John Thurso: The information is not available in the format requested. The House of Commons had its own Recruitment Framework which it used to source non-specialist temporary staff from 2010/11 to 2012/13. Since 2013/14 the House has used the Crown Commercial Service’s Non-Medical Non-Clinical Framework. There were up to 30 potential suppliers on the House of Commons Recruitment Framework. There are 143...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons: Shops (22 Jan 2015)

John Thurso: The Houses of Parliament Shop (formerly the Parliamentary Bookshop) on Bridge Street stocks a small selection of political books, primarily recently published, best-selling titles. The Commission supports the buying manager’s current policy that, within these parameters, women authors are represented in the range wherever possible.


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