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Serjeant at Arms expenses (2016)

Request

Details of all expenses and allowance claims made by or on behalf of the Serjeant at Arms since September 1, 2015.

 

 

 

Response

This information is held by the House of Commons.

As with other senior officials who have a ceremonial and procedural role, the Serjeant at Arms is required to dress in quality durable clothing that is appropriate for duties in the Chamber. The office of Serjeant at Arms dates back to 1415 and the post holder performs ceremonial duties that date back to the early days of the office, for example participating in the Speaker’s daily procession and being actively involved in major state ceremonies. We continue to drive down costs where possible, to ensure value for money for the taxpayer, and we repair and re-cycle uniform whenever possible. Find out more about the Office of the Serjeant at Arms on our Parliamentary pages.