Bulletin 8 November 2011

House of Commons Commission bulletin, 8 November 2011

Security.  The Commission has decided there is a need for a full-time Parliamentary Security Director with executive responsibility for security across the two Houses of Parliament, replacing the existing part-time Parliamentary Security Coordinator, in order to provide greater clarity in decision-making and accountability.  This follows three security reviews which have recommended that change.  The Serjeant at Arms would remain responsible for operational delivery in the Commons.  The Commons share of the cost would be under £100,000.   This will now be discussed with the House of Lords.


Observations on matters in the bulletin or other aspects of the House’s administration should be sent to gerholddj@parliament.uk for the attention of the Commission.

Commission membership: Mr Speaker (Chair), Sir Paul Beresford, Frank Doran, Angela Eagle, John Thurso, Sir George Young (Leader of the House).