HL Deb 26 February 2001 vol 622 c116WA
Lord Harrison

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether the House will provide a vade-mecum of those who work in the House of Lords; and whether he will ensure that such a guide will contain up-to-date photographs of those listed. [HL776]

The Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Tordoff)

A 1996 photographic guide to all the staff of the House is available in the Library. A new guide is in the process of preparation. Black Rod's Office provides a photographic guide to senior staff in that office and I understand that the Clerk of the Parliaments is considering the production of a similar guide to senior officials of the House.Dods Parliamentary Companion provides a photographic guide to Members of the House and it would not be an appropriate use of public funds to provide a second such guide. Guides to Members' staff, party officials or civil servants would be for their employers to determine.