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2020 House of Lords Freedom of Information Responses

Responses to Freedom of Information requests received by the House of Lords in the calendar year 2020, where information was held and disclosed, are published below.

FOI 3337 - Names and contact details for staff in information governance and security

FOI 3340 - Copy of audit report on members’ allowances

FOI 3341 - Members’ allowances and rules regarding attendance and participation

FOI 3344 - Organisations delivering “behaviour change coaching sessions” to members of the House of Lords

FOI 3345 - Number of members recommended to take part in “behaviour change coaching sessions”

FOI 3349 - Number of people refused service in Parliamentary bars and restaurants during 2019

FOI 3351 - Amount spent on “behaviour change coaching sessions” (1 October 2019 to 27 January 2020)

FOI 3352 - Amount paid to Tavistock Consulting for “behaviour change coaching sessions” (1 October 2019 to 27 January 2020)

FOI 3353 - Copy of the incident log for The Woolsack for the past year

FOI 3354 - House of Lords members’ participation in Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3356 - Compensation paid for injuries or property damage caused by falling masonry since January 2015

FOI 3358 - Hourly pay rate/annual salary for catering and cleaning staff; staff on minimum wage

FOI 3360 - Alcohol purchased in House of Lords bars on 31 January 2020

FOI 3363 - Communication about behaviour change sessions (1 January 2018 to 1 February 2020)

FOI 3365 - Copies of papers presented at Services Committee meeting on 16 January 2020

FOI 3366 - Non-disclosure agreements signed by former House of Lords staff in last three years

FOI 3368 - Incidents in the House of Lords to which firefighters have been called since January 2017

FOI 3373 - Names of members who have completed Valuing Everyone training and dates of completion

FOI 3376 - Documents describing features of accessible toilets in the House of Lords

FOI 3377 - Expenditure on biscuits broken down by year and biscuit type

FOI 3380 - Copy of ParliREACH report ‘Stand in my shoes: Race and culture in Parliament’

FOI 3381 - Fires in House of Lords areas of the Parliamentary Estate since 2017

FOI 3384 - Amount spent by the House of Lords on bicorn and tricorn hats (2015 to 2019)

FOI 3386 - Number of House of Lords staff and contractors on zero-hour contracts (February 2020)

FOI 3387 - Number and cost of hand sanitiser bottles purchased to help prevent spread of Covid-19

FOI 3392 - Statistics on job applicants who declared a disability (‘Guaranteed Interview Scheme’)

FOI 3394 - Emails, notices and advice on Covid-19 and the possible closure of parliament

FOI 3395 - All materials from 2002 onwards relating to the ratification and entry into force of the UK/US Extradition Treaty

FOI 3397 - Number of people who have notified the House that they are self-isolating due to Coronavirus

FOI 3398 - Materials from 2002 to 2007 relating to the ratification and entry into force of the UK/US Extradition Treaty

FOI 3400 - Information about non-stunned meat products sold in the House of Lords

FOI 3407 - Number of staff who have completed and are booked for Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3408 - Number of members of the House of Lords who have completed and are booked for Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3409 - Number of members' staff who have completed and are booked for Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3412 - Copies of documents referred to in Audit Committee meeting of 6 February 2020

FOI 3418 - Safeguards or procedures in place to ensure members who claim daily allowance are contributing

FOI 3422 - Complaints of sexual misconduct by members and/or staff of the House of Lords (2010 to 2020)

FOI 3427 - Copies of information given to members of the House of Lords to help them scrutinise State Pension

FOI 3429 - Leaders of political parties and dates that they took office

FOI 3431 - Top 100 items purchased in each outlet on the Parliamentary estate from 21 April 2020 to 22 May 2020

FOI 3433 - Amount members of the House of Lords receive in daily allowance during the lockdown

FOI 3436 - Alcohol sales in House of Lords bars/restaurants in 2017, 2018 and 2019

FOI 3437 - Number of members of the House of Lords and their staff who have completed/booked for Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3442 - Number of complaints made against named member of the House of Lords

FOI 3444 - Number of champagne and prosecco bottles sold in House of Lords outlets in 2020

FOI 3445 - Copies of complaints about the reduction to members’ daily allowance in 2020

FOI 3446 - Cost of trees, plants and shrubs on the Parliamentary Estate (2014 to 2019)

FOI 3447 - Cost of ceremonial dress for members of the House of Lords (past two financial years)

FOI 3449 - Costs of uniforms for Black Rod and the Yeoman Usher (past five financial years)

FOI 3454 - Details of events hosted by named member in 2017 and 2018

FOI 3456 - Number and names of people in the House of Lords with access to free parking

FOI 3461 - Sale of personal data and Subject Access Requests

FOI 3466 - Electronic devices lost or stolen, reports to the ICO and data breaches in the past year

FOI 3469 - Subsidy provided to catering facilities in the House of Lords in 2019-20

FOI 3470 - Spend on new House of Lords art acquisitions and commissions in 2019-20

FOI 3472 - Costs for new furniture for the House of Lords terrace and new smoking area by Black Rod’s Garden

FOI 3475 - Questions about verification of identity in the House of Lords

FOI 3481 - Details of all FOI requests received by the House of Lords Administration since January 2005

FOI 3482 - Provision of IT equipment to members of the House of Lords during the pandemic

FOI 3487 - Explanations provided by Secretaries of State to the Lord Speaker regarding Statutory Instruments in 2020

FOI 3489 - Names of members of the House of Lords who have not yet completed or booked the Valuing Everyone training

FOI 3493 - Closing times of House of Lords outlets selling alcohol from 24 September 2020

FOI 3497 - Cost and country of origin of meat products purchased by the House of Lords

FOI 3498 - Roles of individuals who can sponsor a Parliamentary pass or have a pass as part of their job

FOI 3499 - Sale of alcohol on the Parliamentary Estate

FOI 3501 - Alcoholic drinks purchased in House of Lords outlets between 24 and 30 September 2020

FOI 3502 - Details of private events in the House of Lords over the past 12 months

FOI 3503 - Covid-19 cases amongst members/staff of the House of Lords; follow-up action taken

FOI 3504 - Items sold in the House of Lords from 25 September 2020 to 4 October 2020 after 10pm

FOI 3505 - Costs for carpeting and decorating/hanging specialist wallpaper since May 2015

FOI 3507 - Locations and images of three artworks (follow-up request)

FOI 3508 - Catering feedback from House of Lords dining rooms in 2020

FOI 3512 - Spend on caviar, sparkling wine/champagne, wine and beer in each of the past five years

FOI 3513 - Beverages consumed in House of Lords bars/restaurants, drink type, quantity by volume (2017, 2018 and 2019)

FOI 3515 - Weight and cost of food wastage by the House of Lords (2016/17/18/19)

FOI 3517 - Attendees, invoices and details of payment for events in February 2020

FOI 3519 - Catering subsidy in House of Lords facilities for the past 10 years

FOI 3521 - Cost of changing clocks on the Parliamentary Estate in October 2020 and for the last 3 years

FOI 3523 - House of Lords bars currently open and subsidy for food and drink (October 2020)

FOI 3524 - Eat Out to Help Out scheme and NHS Track and Trace at House of Lords catering facilities

FOI 3525 - Cost of scaffolding on Victoria Tower over past year and contract details

FOI 3528 - Money owed by members of the House of Lords under the catering accounts scheme

FOI 3529 - Alcohol sales at/after 10pm at House of Lords venues since 23 September 2020; venues open from 5 November

FOI 3533 - Wine sales at House of Lords bars and restaurants in 2020

FOI 3534 - Afternoon tea sales at House of Lords restaurants and cafés in 2020

FOI 3538 - Data breaches, cyberattacks and data loss incidents in 2019 and 2020

FOI 3540 - Details of spend on Operation Marquee from 2010 to 2020 and amount spent per year (follow-up to FOI 3506)

FOI 3541 - Complaints and correspondence relating to a Twitter post by a member of the House of Lords

FOI 3542 - Number of complaints regarding a Twitter post by a member of the House of Lords

FOI 3545 - Spending on Operation Marquee prior to April 2010 broken down by date and items purchased

FOI 3547 - Copies of papers discussed at Services Committee meetings in September and October 2020

FOI 3548 - Details of pest control incidents in past five calendar years

FOI 3549 - Information about the current lay members of the Conduct Committee

FOI 3559 - Actions taken following the suspension of Lord Maginnis

FOI 3560 - Allegations of racism and disciplinary action taken (2016 to 2020)

FOI 3561 - Rules around ‘substantial meals’ in House of Lords bars and restaurants in December 2020

FOI 3562 - Spend on coronavirus provisions (posters, stickers, signs etc.) at the House of Lords

FOI 3566 - Last three bills rejected outright by the House of Lords without amendments

FOI 3568 - Complaints and comments about catering services since 2018

FOI 3570 - Changes to members’ allowance due to Covid-19 in 2020

FOI 3572 - Assessment to monitor Covid-19, and monthly breakdown of cases/outbreaks, since March 2020

FOI 3573 - Details relating to cleaning contract for the Parliamentary Estate

FOI 3574 - Questions about eligibility criteria for members to claim allowance in 2020

FOI 3575 - Exact date and time of Royal Assent for recent bills

FOI 3576 - Top 100 items of confectionery purchased in House of Lords catering outlets in 2020

FOI 3577 - Top 100 items purchased in House of Lords bars in 2020

FOI 3580 - Copies of information submitted to Stonewall regarding inclusion in top 100 employers

FOI 3581 - Correspondence regarding recall of the House of Lords on 30 December 2020

FOI 3583 - Use of Microsoft PowerApps by the House of Lords

FOI 3584 - Amount spent on robes for members of the House of Lords in 2020 and 2019

FOI 3585 - Copy of recall notice sent to members of the House of Lords on 24 December 2020