Parliament: LGBT+ People

House of Commons Commission written question – answered at on 15 May 2024.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to Parliament was of (a) events, (b) activities, (c) merchandise and (d) other associated costs relating to Pride Month 2023.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee

In 2023, in support of LGBT+ people in Parliament, the House Administration approved a request from ParliOut to spend £375.00 for 50 Pride registration spaces, £439.20 for Pride T-shirts, and £62.93 for Pride flags. Any interested passholders can participate, including Members of both Houses, their staff and staff of both Houses.

Supporting members of the House Administration who wish to participate in Pride is a way the Administration demonstrates its commitment to one of its four values: inclusion.

ParliOut is the workplace equality network (WEN) for LGBT+ people in Parliament. As the networks are bicameral, their expenditure is split 70% by the House of Commons and 30% by the House of Lords.

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