Parliament: Catering

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Harry Harpham Harry Harpham Labour, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff in catering outlets on the Parliamentary Estate are employed on zero-hour contracts.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington

The House of Commons does not offer new members of staff zero-hours contracts, and guarantees work for all its employees. There are two members of staff currently working under casual contracts in Catering Services, whose appointments pre-date this policy. They have been offered, but have declined, guaranteed hours employment contracts.

The arrangements in the House of Lords are a matter for the Administration of that House.

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