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Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many television licences are held across the Commons Parliamentary Estate. (145664)

The Parliamentary Estates Directorate holds one Multiple Form Television Licence for all the private residences on the Estate.

Black Rod’s residence

Staff Superintendent’s residence

Serjeant at Arms’ residence

Office Keeper’s residence

Head Office Keeper’s residence

Senior Office Keeper’s residence

Clerk of the House’s residence

Speaker's Housekeeper’s apartment

Speaker's Secretary’s residence

The Lord Chancellor’s House

The Speaker’s House

22 John Islip Street

The working areas of the estate are currently exempt from requiring a licence because buildings used by and occupied by Government or Parliamentary employees do not need a television licence for televisions used for official purposes.