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Hepatitis "C": Haemophilia Society's Representation

Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Jay of Paddington: The Haemophilia Society wrote to us on 24 June, to pursue issues raised in the debate on 5 June. We are giving careful consideration to the points made in the letter before replying.

Harcourt Corridor: New Light Fittings

Baroness Hamwee asked the Chairman of Committees:

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham): I understand that the Administration Officer has now written to all occupants of the Harcourt corridor to explain the installation of new light fittings, which are planned to replace the existing fluorescent tubes. I also understand that the budget for that aspect of the project is in the region of £9,000.

House of Lords: Offices

Lord Randall of St. Budeaux asked the Chairman of Committees :

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The Chairman of Committees: I have given instructions for the production of the map and tables requested. When they have been completed they will be placed in the Library and I will inform the noble Lord.

House of Lords: Staff

Lord Randall of St. Budeaux asked the Chairman of Committees:

    Whether he will produce a table showing the numbers of House of Lords staff in each department and the extent to which these staff have face-to-face contact with Lords as part of their job.[HL2370]

The Chairman of Committees: I have set out the staff numbers for each department as follows:


    Accountant's Office 10


    Black Rod's Department 85


    Clerk of the Parliaments' Office 9


    Committee Office 23


    Computer Office 6


    Establishment Office 9


    Hansard 36


    Journal Office (including Printed Paper Office and Information Office) 17


    Judicial Office (including Law Lords' Office) 15


    Legislation Office 11


    Library 19


    Record Office 9


    Refreshment Department 85.5

In the Legislation Office, the Computer Office, the Judicial Office and the Committee Office, all staff have regular face-to-face contact with Lords as part of their job.

All staff in Black Rod's Department except the 42 part-time housemaids have regular face-to-face contact with Lords. In the Refreshment Department, face-to-face contact with Lords varies, although all management and waiting staff have such contact.

All but three of the staff in the Clerk of the Parliaments' Office, most of the staff in the Library and the Journal Office and about half of the staff of Hansard have regular face-to-face contact with Lords.

In the Accountant's Office, only the Accountant and Peers' expenses staff have face-to-face contact with Lords. In the Establishment Office only the Establishment Officer has such contact, while in the Records Office such contact is limited.



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