How many staff employed have been placed on furlough.

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Dear House of Commons,

1. Could you please tell me how many employed staff have been placed on furlough

2. Which of the facilities have been closed in the houses of parliament due to the corona virus lockdown measures ie Bars, restaurants, gym & tea rooms.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Chandler

FOI Commons, House of Commons

Dear Mr Chandler,

 

Freedom of Information request F20-194

 

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From: Andrew Chandler <[FOI #660129 email]>
Sent: 21 April 2020 22:18
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - How many staff employed have
been placed on furlough.

 

Dear House of Commons,

1. Could you please tell me how many employed staff have been placed on
furlough

2. Which of the facilities have been closed in the houses of parliament
due to the corona virus lockdown measures ie Bars, restaurants, gym & tea
rooms.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Chandler

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Dear Mr Chandler,

 

Freedom of Information Request F20-194

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You have asked
the House of Commons two questions concerning staff and catering managed
by the House. Please find our responses to each of your questions below.

 

Please note that our response only deals with staff and catering venues
for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some catering venues and
staff are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate
public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act. You
may wish to consider forwarding your request to them. Requests for
information relating to the House of Lords should be directed to
[1][email address].

 

 1. Could you please tell me how many employed staff have been placed on
furlough?

 

This information is held by the House of Commons. The House has placed no
staff on furlough.

 

 2. Which of the facilities have been closed in the houses of parliament
due to the corona virus lockdown measures i.e. bars, restaurants, gym
& tea rooms?

 

Some information to respond to your request is held by the House of
Commons.

 

The Parliamentary Gym is managed by the Jubilee Hall Trust and not by the
House of Commons. However, it may interest you to see their website
([2]https://www.thewestminstergym.co.uk/), the gym closed on 20 March 2020
due to the coronavirus pandemic and is yet to re-open.

 

Information relating to House of Commons’ managed catering venues is held
by the House. The closed venues are as follows:

 

o Richmond House Cafeteria;
o 7 Millbank;
o Tothill Street;
o Moncrief’s Café bar;
o Strangers’ bar;
o Members’ dining room;
o Strangers’ dining room;
o Pugin Room;
o Smoking room;
o Adjournment Restaurant; and
o Bellamy’s Restaurant.

 

It may interest you to know that the venues currently open during sitting
times are Members’ Tea Room, Terrace Cafeteria, Debate Restaurant and
Despatch Box Coffee bar whilst during non-sitting times the Debate and
Despatch Box are the only venues that remain open.  As a workplace, it is
important for key workers and Members of Parliament to have access to
adequate catering facilities whilst they continue to perform critical
roles – allowing Parliament to continue to fulfil its constitutional
duties during an unprecedented time.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

IRIS Officer 
Informaiton Rights and Information Security (IRIS) | Research and
Information
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From: Andrew Chandler <[8][FOI #660129 email]>
Sent: 21 April 2020 22:18
To: FOI Commons <[9][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - How many staff employed have
been placed on furlough.

 

Dear House of Commons,

1. Could you please tell me how many employed staff have been placed on
furlough

2. Which of the facilities have been closed in the houses of parliament
due to the corona virus lockdown measures ie Bars, restaurants, gym & tea
rooms.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Chandler

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