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Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

Question for House of Commons Commission

UIN 57888, tabled on 15 December 2016

To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff have been (a) recruited and (b) redeployed to work on the Palace of Westminster restoration and renewal programme; and in what salary bands (i) those recruited and (ii) those redeployed are employed.

Answered on

20 December 2016

The Restoration and Renewal Programme currently employs 29 staff. Of these, 17 have been competitively recruited to the Programme from within the House of Commons or House of Lords Service, seven have been recruited externally, three are agency staff and two are on loan, from the Corporate Services Team and the Parliamentary Digital Service. Most Programme staff are on temporary contracts; permanent staff of the two Houses would return to their previous Teams if their contracts were not renewed or extended.

Pay band

Internal

External

Total

SCS1A

1

1

SCS1

3

3

A1

2

31

5

A2

3

72

10

A3

1

1

B1

4

1

5

B2

1

1

2

C

1

1

D1

1

1

TOTAL

17

12

29

1Includes two agency staff

2Includes one agency staff and two staff on loan

Answered by

House of Commons Commission