Business Continuity planning (2012)

Request

  • Any documents that detail procedures in the event that that the chamber of the House of Commons and/or Portcullis House become unusable during term-time, either because maintenance is required or because of an incident such as a fire, disaster or terrorist attack.

Response

The House of Commons and House of Lords have established bicameral Business Resilience arrangements and Parliament holds documents detailing procedures in the event of an incident affecting the delivery of core business objectives. Plans are organised by service area rather than by location however a number of documents cover the requested locations of the chamber of the House of Commons and/or Portcullis House. These documents are:

• Business Resilience Policy (PDF PDF 648 KB)


• Incident Management Framework (PDF PDF 209 KB)


• Business Continuity Plans (exempt under sections 31, 24, 36, 38 and 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 )

• Relocation Plans (exempt under sections 31, 24, 36, 38 and 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 )