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House of Lords: Emergencies

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL3999, tabled on 9 December 2016

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many evacuation procedures have been carried out in the Palace of Westminster and other parts of the Lords estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Answered on

21 December 2016

The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.

The table below shows the evacuations from Lords parts of the Parliamentary Estate in the last five years.

Year

Evacuations due to false alarms

Evacuation drills

2012

Millbank House 6; Victoria Tower 1

Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1

2013

Millbank House 5; Victoria Tower 1

Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1

2014

Millbank House 1; Fielden House 3; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1; Victoria Tower 2

Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1

2015

Millbank House 3; Fielden House 3

Palace of Westminster 1; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1

2016 (Jan – Nov)

Millbank House 8; Fielden House 10; 6/7 Old Palace Yard 1

Palace of Westminster 2; Millbank House 1; Fielden House 1