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2019 House of Lords Freedom of Information Responses

Responses to Freedom of Information requests received by the House of Lords in the calendar year 2019, where information was held and disclosed, are published below.

FOI 3157 - Glass panels in the House of Lords

FOI 3163 - NDAs, allegations of bullying/harassment and complaints procedure (2000 to 2018)

FOI 3165 - Position of the Lord Great Chamberlain

FOI 3169 - Complaints about food and drink served in the House of Lords in 2018

FOI 3170 - Questions about Lords Commissioner for Standards

FOI 3171 - Flags flown from Victoria Tower

FOI 3173 - Number and cost of portraits commissioned by the House of Lords (January 2010 to January 2019)

FOI 3174 - Manufacturer of Union Flag and Royal Standard flown from Victoria Tower

FOI 3176 - Supporting documentation submitted by named members for expenses claims in 2018

FOI 3179 - Information about the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 and life peerages

FOI 3181 - Reason for member of the House of Lords taking leave of absence

FOI 3190 - Information about a visit by members to Oman in February 2019

FOI 3193 - CCTV contracts awarded between January 2017 and January 2019

FOI 3194 - Expenditure on printing in the Palace in 2016, 2017 and 2018

FOI 3196 - House of Lords staff, numbers, ethnicity, pay bands, bonuses, mean and median pay

FOI 3198 - Registered residential addresses, expense claims for air travel

FOI 3201 - Cyberattacks and expenditure on cyber security (2012 to 2018)

FOI 3202 - Estimated loss of revenue due to planned security staff strike

FOI 3204 - Expenditure on and income from alcohol and food in the House of Lords in the last year

FOI 3206 - Government procurement card spending by the House of Lords from 1 April 2014

FOI 3207 - Manufacturer of ICT and telecommunications solutions, contract details and budget/spend

FOI 3210 - Availability of halal products in House of Lords restaurants

FOI 3211 - Legal fees relating to Westminster attack inquest

FOI 3213 - Expenditure by customers (sales) and the House of Lords (procurement) on alcohol

FOI 3216 - Documents recording/discussing process of obtaining Royal Assent for Bills

FOI 3217 - House of Lords staff sick leave due to stress, anxiety and depression

FOI 3218 - Suspicious packages sent to House of Lords Members’ offices or found on the Parliamentary Estate (2015 to 2018)

FOI 3220 - Tickets and receipts for air travel submitted by named Member of the House of Lords

FOI 3226 - Copy of information asset register

FOI 3227 - Current major restoration/conservation projects with initial budgets and updated cost forecasts

FOI 3236 - Copies of papers presented at 11 February 2019 meeting of Shadow Sponsor Body (Restoration and Renewal) (Part 1)

FOI 3236 - Copies of papers presented at 11 February 2019 meeting of Shadow Sponsor Body (Restoration and Renewal) (Part 2)

FOI 3238 - Information relating to the ECPRD regarding use of PowerPoint by Members

FOI 3239 - Complaints about bad smells in the House of Lords in 2018 and 2019

FOI 3240 - Mental health support services for Members, their staff and House Administration staff

FOI 3243 - ECPRD requests received or sent by the House of Lords (2003 to 2019)

FOI 3244 - Expenditure by the House of Lords on unpaid postage in the last six years

FOI 3245 - Correspondence relating to homelessness in Westminster Underground

FOI 3246 - Policy for visitor access to the Parliamentary estate

FOI 3249 - Annual income of Former Lords Commissioner for Standards

FOI 3253 - Locations of Parliament’s external division bells

FOI 3254 - Members who have had expenses paid for trips to the Middle East; criminal convictions, second jobs

FOI 3257 - Scoring mechanisms and selection process for applications for House of Lords Management Board position

FOI 3258 - Copy of ‘Fire Safety Training’ paper considered by Services Committee on 9 May 2019

FOI 3259 - Copy of ‘Pest Infestation’ paper considered by Services Committee on 13 June 2019

FOI 3261 - Copies of papers presented at Services Committee meetings

FOI 3262 - Fires on the Parliamentary Estate in the past three years

FOI 3263 - Parliamentary passes reported lost or stolen in the past three years

FOI 3265 - Details of Data Controller, Security Trustee, and beneficiaries of accounts held

FOI 3268 - Offsite storage facility used by Parliament

FOI 3269 - Costs of pest control and number of sightings on the Parliamentary estate

FOI 3273 - Number of recorded anti-virus and spam email blocks made in the last two financial years

FOI 3274 - Correspondence with the Chair of the Refreshments (Services) Committee

FOI 3275 - Expenditure on gas and electric bills for the last five financial years

FOI 3276 - Names of unsuccessful bidders for parliamentary pest control contract

FOI 3279 - Number of Finance staff, agency workers, department structure

FOI 3280 - Use of facial recognition technology on the Parliamentary Estate

FOI 3284 - Government procurement card spending by the House of Lords (January 2019 to September 2019)

FOI 3288 - Royal Assent for the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

FOI 3289 - Amount of subsidy provided to House of Lords catering facilities in 2018/19

FOI 3295 - Injuries and compensation claims in the House of Lords in the last 12 months

FOI 3296 - Complaints about food and drink in House of Lords catering facilities in the last 12 months

FOI 3297 - Amount spent on alcohol at House of Lords bars and restaurants for the past two years

FOI 3298 - Number of disabled staff employed by the House of Lords over the last 10 years

FOI 3304 - Government Procurement Card spending details for the past three months

FOI 3306 - Staff nominated for and awarded Imperial Service Medals and Honours

FOI 3307 - Telephony systems, contact/call centre, contract details, number of staff

FOI 3312 - Expenditure on alcohol in House of Lords bars since November 2018

FOI 3313 - Copy of the Peers' Dining Room menu and drinks list

FOI 3315 - Number and copies of complaints about food and drink in House of Lords catering outlets

FOI 3316 - Amount of champagne sold at House of Lords restaurants and bars since December 2018

FOI 3317 - Printers, MFDs, printing devices, associated contracts and spend

FOI 3322 - Information regarding the ‘Parliamentary Review’ annual gala in 2018

FOI 3323 - Halal or kosher food served in House of Lords restaurants

FOI 3324 - Spend on agency workers for provision of services in the House of Lords

FOI 3325 - Asbestos in the House of Lords

FOI 3328 – Information relating to Starship Technologies and personal delivery devices

FOI 3329 - List of complaints to catering services received in 2018 and 2019

FOI 3332 - Details of IT and CCTV contracts and suppliers

FOI 3334 - Copies of complaints about pests/vermin; expenditure on pest control in 2018/2019

FOI 3335 - Number of times the daily allowance was claimed by members from 1 April 2018 to 1 April 2019