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Parliament: Coronavirus

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Office for National Statistics report of 11 May 2020, Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by occupation, England and Wales, whether risk assessments of the Parliamentary estate have incorporated input from the PCS union, which represents Parliamentary security and cleaning staff.

Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee

The House authorities have met with representatives of the Trades Unions (including PCS) for staff in the House of Commons and PDS formally at least three times per week since the beginning of March, and with representatives of Members’ and Peers’ Staff Association (MAPSA) and Unite as representatives of Members’ staff.

All trades unions recognised by the House were provided with the opportunity to comment on the Covid-19 risk assessments.

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