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Lord Harris of Haringey

Labour - Life peer

National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 21st Jan 2021
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
25th May 2016 - 27th Apr 2017
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
6th Dec 2010 - 14th May 2014
Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
16th May 2013 - 6th Nov 2013
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
1st Feb 2010 - 6th May 2010


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Division Votes
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Speeches
Thursday 21st July 2022
Heatwave Response
My Lords, I refer to my interests in the register. The Minister has several times referred to the importance of …
Written Answers
Thursday 16th December 2021
Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was allocated to the Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme in …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 3rd February 2020
Duty to Plan for Terrorism (Consultation) Bill [HL] 2019-21
A bill to provide for a consultation on the introduction of a Duty to Plan requiring Category 1 responders to …
MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Harris of Haringey has voted in 276 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

11 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Harris of Haringey voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Labour No votes vs 15 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 153 Noes - 309
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(41 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(31 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(26 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(34 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(28 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(25 debate contributions)
Scotland Office
(9 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Harris of Haringey, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Harris of Haringey has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Harris of Haringey has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lord Harris of Haringey


A bill to provide for a consultation on the introduction of a Duty to Plan requiring Category 1 responders to plan for terrorist threats and requiring those responsible for places to which the public have access to consider the vulnerability of those places to attack and take measures to mitigate any such vulnerability


Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 3rd February 2020
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Lord Harris of Haringey has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


32 Written Questions in the current parliament

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2 Other Department Questions
6th Jul 2020
To ask the Leader of the House why the question for Topical Written Answer HL4504, tabled on 14 May and due for answer on 21 May, has not yet been answered; what are the reasons for the delay in responding to that question; what steps have been taken to investigate those reasons; and what measures have been put in place to ensure that the written questions that are currently overdue for reply will receive timely answers that address the substance of the questions tabled. [T]

The Department of Health and Social Care has received 6240 written Parliamentary Questions between 1 January and 8 July, of which 4496 have been answered up to 8 July. My office regularly speaks with departments about late responses and I have raised lateness of written questions with my counterparts in the Department of Health and Social Care. This has resulted in Ministers asking teams to redouble their efforts in making sure that written parliamentary questions are answered as quickly as possible.

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
3rd Jun 2020
The Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 2 June (HL4609), when she last reminded Lord Bethell of his responsibility to adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings in the House of Lords; and what assessment she has made of whether the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016) and on 28 May (HL4613) were consistent with that responsibility.

Since I gave my answer to HL4609 all Ministers have been reminded of their obligations to the House in respect of written questions. Individual Ministers are responsible to the House for the answers they provide.

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
24th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 21 April (HL Deb, col 1833), what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the trial of a cell broadcast emergency alert system in Reading in March.

The trial in the Thames Valley area on 9 March 2021 successfully tested Cell Broadcast technology on mobile networks using phones pre-prepared to receive alerts. Having proven the technology to be effective, the Government conducted a live public trial of the Emergency Alert system in East Suffolk on 25 May and plans to conduct another public trial in Reading City Centre on 15 June. Should these prove successful, the Government plans to send out a National Welcome Message across the UK later this year.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
25th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including (1) building maintenance engineers, (2) personnel supporting the critical lifeline utilities, and (3) non-police security staff, in the list of essential staff whose children can continue to be admitted to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The position remains, as outlined on gov.uk, that everyone who can work from home should do so.

Where that is not possible, people should go into work where it is safe and they are not symptomatic, isolating or shielding. Relevant guidance including from PHE should be followed.

In terms of the provision of education for certain workers, it is already the case that in certain cases the staff listed above could be eligible as long as "their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service". This is set out on gov.uk.

The Government has placed restrictions on the operations of certain businesses as part of the strategy of enhanced social distancing. Separate guidance has been published on this and is also available on gov.uk.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
9th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to review the minimum cyber security standards for Government departments.

The Minimum Cyber Security Standard for Government was introduced in 2018, drawing on the expert technical advice of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Government Security Group is working with departments, including NCSC and Government Digital Service, to understand what changes, if any, need to be made to the Minimum Cyber Security Standard. This review is already underway and is intended to be an annual activity with updated standards published on GOV.UK accordingly. Over time, the measures will be incremented to continually ‘raise the bar’ to keep pace with a changing threat and ensure appropriate management of risk.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
9th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a risk assessment has been carried out to assess the implications of not reviewing the minimum cyber security standards for Government departments.

The Minimum Cyber Security Standard for Government was introduced in 2018, drawing on the expert technical advice of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Government Security Group is working with departments, including NCSC and Government Digital Service, to understand what changes, if any, need to be made to the Minimum Cyber Security Standard. This review is already underway and is intended to be an annual activity with updated standards published on GOV.UK accordingly. Over time, the measures will be incremented to continually ‘raise the bar’ to keep pace with a changing threat and ensure appropriate management of risk.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
9th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Government departments meet, or exceed, the current minimum cyber security standards set out for Government departments.

The Minimum Cyber Security Standard for Government was introduced in 2018, drawing on the expert technical advice of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Government Security Group is working with departments, including NCSC and Government Digital Service, to understand what changes, if any, need to be made to the Minimum Cyber Security Standard. This review is already underway and is intended to be an annual activity with updated standards published on GOV.UK accordingly. Over time, the measures will be incremented to continually ‘raise the bar’ to keep pace with a changing threat and ensure appropriate management of risk.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
1st Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the UK economy to operate effectively in the event of a major disruption to subsea cable infrastructure.

The government takes the security and resilience of subsea cables very seriously, including their operation, supply chain and repair arrangements.

We regard subsea cables as critical to our national and international infrastructure and monitor a variety of risks they face. Subsea internet cables are specifically considered in the National Risk Assessment which is kept under review.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
1st Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the resilience of subsea cable infrastructure.

The government takes the security and resilience of subsea cables very seriously, including their operation, supply chain and repair arrangements.

We regard subsea cables as critical to our national and international infrastructure and monitor a variety of risks they face. Subsea internet cables are specifically considered in the National Risk Assessment which is kept under review.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
20th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures the Department for Education are taking to ensure that information and advice services for families, including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system, are provided without interruption over the next six months.

The department is in the process of tendering for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system”.

Our intention remains to award this contract in March 2020 for the service to start on 1 April 2020. It is not the responsibility of the department to determine whether Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) applies. However, it is the responsibility of the department to ensure that, where TUPE may apply, relevant information is made available to all suppliers.

Following a request by a potential bidder, the tendering deadline was extended to allow bidders time to factor TUPE information into their bids. The department will work with any winning bidder and the existing provider to ensure the service is not interrupted.

20th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government why a decision was taken to delay the tender process for the contract for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system” to share Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) information with all bidders when the Invitation to Tender document had specifically stated that consideration of the application of TUPE was not a matter of direct concern to the Department for Education and that it was the responsibility of tenderers to consider whether TUPE applies in the circumstances of this contract and tender accordingly.

The department is in the process of tendering for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system”.

Our intention remains to award this contract in March 2020 for the service to start on 1 April 2020. It is not the responsibility of the department to determine whether Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) applies. However, it is the responsibility of the department to ensure that, where TUPE may apply, relevant information is made available to all suppliers.

Following a request by a potential bidder, the tendering deadline was extended to allow bidders time to factor TUPE information into their bids. The department will work with any winning bidder and the existing provider to ensure the service is not interrupted.

20th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Education expects to award the contract for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system” which was intended to start on 1 April 2020.

The department is in the process of tendering for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or involved in the care system”.

Our intention remains to award this contract in March 2020 for the service to start on 1 April 2020. It is not the responsibility of the department to determine whether Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) applies. However, it is the responsibility of the department to ensure that, where TUPE may apply, relevant information is made available to all suppliers.

Following a request by a potential bidder, the tendering deadline was extended to allow bidders time to factor TUPE information into their bids. The department will work with any winning bidder and the existing provider to ensure the service is not interrupted.

2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for clear labelling of food to support people in making healthy choices in respect of the sugar, salt and fat content of foods.

Whilst food labelling is a devolved matter, the same labelling rules currently apply across the UK. Under Article 30 of our Food Information to Consumers Regulations it is a requirement to provide a nutritional declaration on the label of pre-packed foods placed on the UK market. This declaration must include a range of information including details of sugar, fat and salt content. These regulations and requirements will continue to apply across the UK when the Transition Period ends on 31 December 2020. After the Transition Period we will work with the devolved administrations to ensure consumers remain well informed about their food.

We have been clear that in all of our trade negotiations we will not compromise on our high environmental, animal welfare and food safety standards. In trade negotiations we will ensure our right to regulate in this area is preserved, including the ability to set our own mandatory labelling requirements to be met for both food produced domestically and food which is imported. Of course, our rules will also continue to be in line with our international obligations. The Government has committed to a rapid review and consultation on the role of labelling to promote high standards and animal welfare, and remains committed to delivering informative food and drink labelling and marketing standards to protect consumer interests, ensuring that consumers can have confidence in the food and drink they buy.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for animal welfare and environmental standards.

The Government is committed to upholding our manifesto commitment that in all of our trade negotiations we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards. We remain firmly committed to upholding our standards outside the EU, and at the end of the Transition Period the EU Withdrawal Act will transfer all existing EU provisions on environmental protection, animal welfare, and food safety, including existing import requirements, onto the UK statute book.

We have also been clear in our approach to negotiating new trade deals that the UK will decide how we set and maintain our own standards and regulations and operate our own autonomous sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regime. Any future trade deal must work for consumers, farmers, and businesses in the UK, and as with all negotiations, we will be prepared to walk away if that is in the national interest.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of the current food safety regulations; and whether chlorine-washing of chicken will continue to be contrary to UK food safety standards.

HM Government has made it clear that any future trade deals must work for British consumers, farmers and companies. We are proud of our high standards in food safety and these will not be weakened.?High standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we?will?provide.

It is vital that we explore new trading opportunities, but these should not mean a dilution of the standards for which British food is world-renowned. The EU Withdrawal Act transfers all existing EU food safety provisions on to the statute book and we remain firmly committed to upholding our high food safety standards.

7th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided that the masts of the SS Richard Montgomery should now be removed; and if they will publish the risk assessment that led to this decision.

Whilst the condition of the masts is not believed to have deteriorated seriously over time, the decision to explore reducing the height of the masts was informed by the regular surveys conducted by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

There is a dedicated page on Gov.uk for the SS Richard Montgomery where these surveys can be found.

The procurement process to appoint a contractor to remove the masts is still live and while commercial information on the tender cannot therefore be released, further updates on its progress will be given at the appropriate time. The work to remove these masts has not previously been put out to tender. Further details can be found online in the Official Journal of the EU.

The SS Richard Montgomery is not on the National Risk Register. The National Risk Register is managed by the Cabinet Office, who are currently updating this document.

The relevant local authorities and local resilience forums are aware of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery and routinely factor it into their regular planning work. We are in contact with these organisations regularly to ensure they have the information they need on risks to inform their planning.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
7th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in identifying a contractor to carry out the removal of the masts of the SS Richard Montgomery; how many times this work has been put out to tender; how many expressions of interest have been received; and what indemnities are being offered to the contractors.

Whilst the condition of the masts is not believed to have deteriorated seriously over time, the decision to explore reducing the height of the masts was informed by the regular surveys conducted by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

There is a dedicated page on Gov.uk for the SS Richard Montgomery where these surveys can be found.

The procurement process to appoint a contractor to remove the masts is still live and while commercial information on the tender cannot therefore be released, further updates on its progress will be given at the appropriate time. The work to remove these masts has not previously been put out to tender. Further details can be found online in the Official Journal of the EU.

The SS Richard Montgomery is not on the National Risk Register. The National Risk Register is managed by the Cabinet Office, who are currently updating this document.

The relevant local authorities and local resilience forums are aware of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery and routinely factor it into their regular planning work. We are in contact with these organisations regularly to ensure they have the information they need on risks to inform their planning.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
7th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the SS Richard Montgomery is in their National Risk Assessment; and what guidance has been offered to the relevant local resilience forums about the approach they should take to the risks associated with it.

Whilst the condition of the masts is not believed to have deteriorated seriously over time, the decision to explore reducing the height of the masts was informed by the regular surveys conducted by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

There is a dedicated page on Gov.uk for the SS Richard Montgomery where these surveys can be found.

The procurement process to appoint a contractor to remove the masts is still live and while commercial information on the tender cannot therefore be released, further updates on its progress will be given at the appropriate time. The work to remove these masts has not previously been put out to tender. Further details can be found online in the Official Journal of the EU.

The SS Richard Montgomery is not on the National Risk Register. The National Risk Register is managed by the Cabinet Office, who are currently updating this document.

The relevant local authorities and local resilience forums are aware of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery and routinely factor it into their regular planning work. We are in contact with these organisations regularly to ensure they have the information they need on risks to inform their planning.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016) and 28 May (HL4613), what assessment they have made of how the answers given “answer all aspects of the question”.

I can only reiterate that Written Answers are drafted by teams who are experienced in their area of work and provide the best available information.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016), what criteria were used in determining that the answer given was "excellent", as indicated in Lord Bethell's tweet that same day; and what assessment they have made of which elements of the question were adequately answered.

Written Parliamentary Questions are drafted by policy teams specialised in the subject and cleared at Senior Civil Servant level. As per Departmental guidance, answers must aim to be clear, relevant and informative; answer all aspects of the question; be accurate and not misleading; and phrased in a simple and logical way.

At a time of unprecedented pressure on the Department and a marked increase in the number of Written Questions, I am proud of my officials’ efforts to keep Parliament informed while tackling this immense national challenge.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by (1) the NHS, and (2) the social care sector, broken down by type of equipment; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.

The Government published Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) plan on 10 April. It incorporates guidance on who needs PPE and when they need it, routes to ensure those who need it can get it at the right time and sets out actions to secure enough PPE to last through the crisis. A copy is attached.

We have built models which forecast demand. These models cover a range of possible scenarios and have developed over time as additional information on the prevalence and impact of COVID-19 became available and as guidance on PPE has been updated. We work closely with the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies to ensure they are underpinned by the latest science.

We are working around the clock to give the social care sector and wider National Health Service the equipment and support they need to tackle this outbreak.

14th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of COVID-19 home tests which have been sent out have been (1) returned within three days, (2) returned but found to be unusable, (3) found to be positive, (4) found to be negative; and what assessment they have made of the proportion of such tests that deliver a (a) false positive, or (b) a false negative, result. [T]

To provide a more comprehensive response to a number of outstanding Written Questions, this has been answered by an information factsheet Testing – note for House of Lords which is attached, due to the size of the data. A copy has also been placed in the Library

22nd Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of, on average, how many items of each type of personal protection equipment are required on a daily basis by (1) the National Health Service, (2) the social care sector, (3) the prison service, (4) the police, and (5) other sectors; and how this compares with the shipment of equipment that was ordered from Turkey on 17 April. [T]

Demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) is currently exceptionally high across these sectors, and the Government is working hard to source new supply to meet that need. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have delivered over one billion items of PPE to ensure our frontline is protected. We have also extended our PPE supply route to local resilience forums to help local government distribute stock to social care providers and other vital services where they have been unable to obtain PPE through their usual routes and have an urgent need.

We are not reliant on Turkey for gowns and many more orders are lined up and expected from suppliers in the United Kingdom and overseas.

25th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people a day they expect to be able to receive (1) an antigen test, and (2) a serological test, for the COVID-19 virus (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) four weeks, and (d) six weeks, from 25 March 2020; and how such testing will be organised and prioritised.

The information is not available in the format requested.

8th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was allocated to the Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme in each of the years since it was announced; how much money was spent in each of the years since it was announced; how many applications for funding were received in each of those years; and how many of those applications were successful in full or in part.

The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is available in England and Wales. For the 2021/2022 round, £3.5 million was announced. Applications closed on 16th July, and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course.

For the first three years of the scheme £2.4 million was announced over three years; with £800,000 available each year.

For the 2016/2017 round we received 286 eligible applications for funding, of which 53 were successful, and we allocated £435,466.

For the 2017/2018 round we received 57 eligible applications for funding, of which 36 were successful, and we allocated £440,203.

For the 2018/2019 round we received 88 eligible applications for funding, of which 45 were successful, and we allocated £806,281.

For the 2019/2020 round, £1.6 million was announced. We received 376 eligible applications, of which 49 were successful, and we allocated £1,718,763.

For the 2020/2021 round, £3.2 million was announced. We received 243 eligible applications, of which 58 were successful, and we allocated £1,704,237.

All successful applicants to the scheme are deemed as successful in full.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 June (HL4611), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.

The Government recognises the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all of those on the frontline, including police.

The Home Secretary and Minister for Policing have regular conversations with police forces about a range of matters including supply of PPE, ensuring a sufficient daily supply is available. The National Police Co-ordination Centre is co-ordinating police PPE procurement and distribution across the whole country and confirm that police currently have a good supply of PPE.

The amount of PPE in stock and used by each force is not held centrally. That is an operational matter for forces.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.

The Government is working closely with its partners including the emergency services on a range of issues including the availability of suitable PPE. The National Police Chiefs’ Council have confirmed that police currently have a good supply of PPE and they are working to oversee its distribution to forces. We will continue to work with them to ensure this continues.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
10th Feb 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prevent Oversight Board, as referenced in the statutory guidance published in accordance with the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, still exists; and if so, (1) what is its current membership, and (2) when it last met.

The Prevent Oversight Board is currently in existence. The Board membership includes Ministerial and Director-level representatives and their equivalents across the following Whitehall departments:

Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters (CTPHQ), Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), Welsh Government, Scottish Government, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Security Services, Cabinet Office, and Charity Commission.

Departments and agencies which are not listed as standing members can be invited as required.

The Board last convened in November 2018.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
18th May 2020
To ask the Leader of the House who is responsible for ensuring that ministers adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings in the House of Lords which specifies that they should give accurate and truthful information to Parliament, and be as open as possible in answering questions.

Individual Ministers are responsible to the House for the answers they provide. As Leader of the House I regularly remind Ministers of the importance of their obligations to the House and will continue to do so.

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the prison service, broken down by type of equipment; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.

The supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by the prison service is kept under regular review by the department. These requirements will fluctuate according to the changing situation in individual prisons and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Typical PPE items for tasks involving a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 include fluid resistant surgical masks; aprons; gloves; hand sanitisers; and eye protection.