Skip to main content
Menu

Saturday sitting (2019)

Request

  1. How much money was spent paying staff to work on Saturday 19 October to ensure the Commons could sit on a normally non-sitting day?
    a. Ideally divided into how much was spent on all different types of relevant staff, ie catering, security, clerks, cleaning etc.
  2. How much money was spent paying for staff on transport, to come into work the normally non-sitting day?
    a. Ideally broken down by how much was claimed for on taxis, buses, and petrol
  3. How many staff were drafted in to work the extra day, and how many in each department?
  4. Whether there were any other expenses incurred by staff who came in to work the extra day (ie childcare costs)

 

Response

Please note initially that the House of Commons and the House of Lords are separate public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). In this instance, the House of Commons can only provide information we hold relating to our own costs. You may therefore wish to forward your request to the House of Lords for costs to that House.

  1. How much money was spent paying staff to work on Saturday 19 October to ensure the Commons could sit on a normally non-sitting day?
    a. Ideally divided into how much was spent on all different types of relevant staff, i.e. catering, security, clerks, cleaning etc.
    This information is held by the House of Commons.
    A breakdown of staffing costs for 19 October 2019 as held by the House of Commons.
  2. How much money was spent paying for staff on transport, to come into work the normally non-sitting day?
    a. Ideally broken down by how much was claimed for on taxis, buses, and petrol
    This information is held by the House of Commons. The House did not pay for staff members' transport specifically on 19 October 2019.
  3. How many staff were drafted in to work the extra day, and how many in each department?
    This is information is held by the House of Commons and is disclosed in the table provided in answer to question 1.
  4. Whether there were any other expenses incurred by staff who came in to work the extra day (i.e. childcare costs)
    This information is held by the House of Commons. No other costs were incurred by the House.