Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

31 October 2012

The House of Commons Commission and the House Committee of the House of Lords, on 29 and 30 October respectively, agreed to commission a comprehensive, independent assessment, including costs, of a range of options for the renovation and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

The Commission and House Committee both ruled out the option of constructing a brand new building. Their decisions were informed by the report of a study group that assessed the strategic need for, and feasibility of, a fundamental renovation of the Palace.

The Commission and the House Committee have also issued statements.

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