HL Deb 16 May 2000 vol 613 cc9-10WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What are the rules governing the use of mobile phones within that part of the Palace of Westminster controlled by the House of Lords. [HL2435]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

The following rules relating to the use of mobile phones in the House of Lords were agreed by the Offices Committee in July 1997 [HL Paper 20, Session 1997–98):

Mobile telephones must be silent in all public areas of the House including the Chamber; mobile telephones may be used only in offices or where conventional telephones are located, and mobile telephones may not be used while moving round the Palace.

Mobile telephones may not therefore be used in Refreshment Department premises or the Library.