Parliament: Broadcasting

The Senior Deputy Speaker written question – answered on 31st July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour

The Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 19 July (HL599), what was the full breakdown of the (1) £118,000 resource, and (2) £465,000 capital, costs of the Parliamentary Broadcasting ICT Programme.

Photo of Lord McFall of Alcluith Lord McFall of Alcluith 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, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, The Senior Deputy Speaker

A full breakdown of the £118k resource costs and £465k capital costs of the Parliamentary Broadcasting ICT Programme is provided below.

Resource

£000

Staff related costs

41

Storage and maintenance costs

12

Broadcasting and IT costs

31

Consultancy costs

12

Market research services costs

22

118

Capital

£000

IT software

46

IT hardware

6

Broadcasting and sound equipment*

413

465

*The figure for capital spend on broadcasting and sound equipment includes investment in infrastructure and technology to maintain and enhance audio, video and broadcasting services, including a new Chamber audio system in each House which accounts for the bulk of this expenditure. New cameras, cabling, signal routing and monitoring equipment have also been installed.

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