Results 1–20 of 310 for department:houseofcommons

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Commons: Security Arrangements (Palace of Westminster) (13 Jul 2005)

Geoff Hoon: Following the advice of the security service and the Metropolitan Police given in the joint review of security at the Palace of Westminster, the concrete blockers around the perimeter will shortly be replaced with more effective steel barriers. Current vehicle access arrangements will remain unchanged. These measures were approved by the Joint Committee on Security on 4 July, and are made...

Written Answers — House of Commons: First Aid (21 Feb 2005)

Anthony Steen: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will issue first aid equipment including treatment for burns to all areas where constant boiling water cisterns have replaced kettles on the Commons estate.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Spam E-mails (12 Jan 2005)

Mr Howard Flight: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee what steps have been taken since 16 June to protect hon. Members, peers and their staff against spam e-mails; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Electronic Pass Readers (20 Dec 2004)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee (1) if he will make a statement on the reliability of electronic door pass readers on the Parliamentary Estate; (2) what percentage of results given by electronic pass readers on the Parliamentary Estate over the last 12 months were false negatives; (3) if he will propose the replacement of the electronic pass reader system with...

Written Answers — House of Commons: Kettles (16 Dec 2004)

Anthony Steen: To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee what health and safety guidance led to the decision to remove kettles from communal facilities for hon. Members and office staff in outbuildings on the Parliamentary estate.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Franked Envelopes (17 Nov 2004)

Graham Allen: To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee if she will take steps to arrange for second class franked parliamentary envelopes in formats other than window envelopes to be made available to hon. Members.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Catering Services (26 Oct 2004)

Norman Baker: To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee if he will make representations to the Director of Catering Services to implement a strategy to minimise food miles.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Catering Services (26 Oct 2004)

Norman Baker: To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee if he will make representations to the Director of Catering Services to increase the percentage of food sourced organically.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Parliamentary Data and Video Network (15 Oct 2004)

David Drew: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee what evaluation has been carried out of the effectiveness of the work undertaken by the Parliamentary Data and Video Network from a system based around Citrix to one using broadband for remote users.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Parliamentary Data and Video Network (15 Oct 2004)

David Drew: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee how many (a) complaints and (b) positive comments he has received since the system of connection to the Parliamentary Data and Video Network moved from Citrix to broadband for remote users, with particular reference to (i) access problems, (ii) speed and (iii) protection from spam.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Parliamentary Data and Video Network (15 Oct 2004)

David Drew: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee how many hon. Members (a) use and (b) do not use the Parliamentary Data and Video Network.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Bellamy's Cafeteria (Contractors) (13 Oct 2004)

Mr Tom Cox: To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee what requirements were stipulated to contractors working on the refurbishment of Bellamy's cafeteria with respect to (a) hours of work, (b) noise levels of works and (c) dust levels; and if he will make a statement on when the work will be finished.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Commons: "I Will Write" Replies (21 Jul 2004)

Peter Hain: The Speaker has raised with me his concern, and that of other Members, about the number of "I will write" replies to parliamentary questions, and the inaccessibility of the subsequent responses. The matter was also raised by the Public Administration Committee in its report on "Ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions" [Third Report, HC355, paragraph 29]. Following discussion...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Commons: Public Bills: Exchanges Between the Houses (21 Jul 2004)

Peter Hain: During the final stages of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill in May, a procedural difficulty arose in the House of Lords. Contrary to the intention of this House, it appeared to the House of Lords that a message from the Commons amounted to a "double insistence" in respect of one Lords amendment. In such circumstances, a Bill is normally lost. However, as this was clearly not the wish...

Written Answers — House of Commons: Recycling (13 Jul 2004)

Norman Baker: To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee if he will for environmental reasons replace the sturdy plastic bags provided with purchases in the Debate cafeteria, with paper bags.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Parliamentary Communications Directorate (6 Jul 2004)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee what plans the Parliamentary Communications Directorate has to speed up the procedure for logging onto the virtual private network for remote access to the Parliamentary Data and Video Network; and when he expects an improved service to be in place.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Organic and UK Produce (29 Jun 2004)

Norman Baker: To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee what percentage of (a) fruit and (b) vegetables available for sale within the House are (i) organic and (ii) sourced within the UK.

Written Answers — House of Commons: Computer Services (28 Jun 2004)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee if the Parliamentary Communications Directorate will (a) provide information to hon. Members about services available and (b) update computers to permit centrally provided lap-top personal computers to be enabled to dial-up local numbers when abroad to access an internet service provider in order to use the web-based Outlook facility.

Written Answers — House of Commons: E-mail (16 Jun 2004)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee what further steps are to be taken by the Parliamentary Communications Directorate to limit the amount of spam e-mails received by hon. Members, peers, and their staff; and if he will make a statement.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Commons: Safety Cameras (15 Jun 2004)

Alistair Darling: An independent review of the first three years of the safety camera programme's operation 2000–01 to 2002–03, carried out by University College London and PA Consulting Group which I am publishing today, concluded that safety cameras significantly reduced speeding and collisions, and had cut deaths and serious injuries at camera sites by 40 per cent. These findings are based on the large...


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