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PARLIAMENTARY CENTRAL TOURS OFFICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1568A1: tabled on 10 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Peter Pike on 04 July 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add "; and welcomes the view of the House of Commons Commission (Official Report, 23 May, cols. 514W and 515W) that "guides should be drawn primarily from staff of the House, who have given excellent service over a number of years, and that staff from all House Departments should be given the opportunity to contribute" and that "the views of Members, their staff and staff of the House will be a welcome contribution to the development of the new arrangements....They should be sent to the Serjeant at Arms as the member of the Board of Management responsible for this project"."

Original motion text

That this House agrees with the stated objective of the House of Commons Commission to increase awareness of the general public to the history and working of Parliament by means, amongst other, of formalising arrangements for the Line of Route tours creating a 'one stop shop' policy; is concerned that the expertise, professionalism and experience of the current in-house guides are fully preserved and utilised; welcomes the commitment of the Leader of the House to a properly resourced visitors centre; hopes that full and speedy consultation with honourable Members of the House and their staff and others takes place to ensure that requirements of both honourable Members and public are recognised and that the skills and experience of those working in the House and involved at present in organising tours and dealing with the public is utilised and not disregarded.