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Houses of Parliament: Police and Security

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour

To ask the Chairman of Committees to what extent members of the Joint Committee on Security were involved in the process of approving the terms of the most recent contract for the provision of policing and security services in the Palace of Westminster.

Photo of Lord Sewel Lord Sewel Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee, Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

The terms of the special services agreement (SSA) with the Metropolitan Police Service were subject to a two-year period of review and negotiation leading up to the commencement of the current SSA in April 2010. JCOS was regularly consulted on the security aspects of the review and recommended the renewal of the SSA on the terms proposed.

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