News from UK Parliament

Update on Big Ben's bongs

The Elizabeth Tower conservation project was agreed in 2015

Why Big Ben's bongs must be paused

On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out

Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place

On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out.

Big Ben to fall silent for essential conservation works from 21 August

On 21 August Big Ben’s bongs will temporarily cease. Members of the public are invited to gather in Parliament Square to hear the the Great Bell strike midday.

David Davis reports on second round of Brexit negotiations

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union writes to Lords EU Committee on Brexit negotiations

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Brexit: the next steps

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