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House Facilities

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will review the rules governing the use by hon. Members of House (a) accommodation, (b) telephones and (c) stationery with a view to tightening the restrictions on their use for party political purposes. (86108)

Facilities provided for individual hon. Members under the House of Commons: administration estimate, for which the Commission is responsible, are intended for use in connection with their parliamentary and public business. The rules governing their use are kept under review by the House authorities in the light of circumstances, and also in the event of specific complaints alleging abuse. Failure to observe the rules on the use of parliamentary facilities may be a breach of the code of conduct.