MPs debate Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

31 January 2018

MPs debated the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster in the House of Commons on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

The Commons voted to leave the Palace of Westminster during the restoration works.

MPs considered the report of the Joint Committee on Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster. The report was first published on 8 September 2016.

Two motions on Restoration and Renewal were put to the House in the name of the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom.

The Commons voted 236 to 220 to approve amendment (b) to the motion Restoration and Renewal (No. 1) and then approved the motion as amended. As a result, there was no vote on the motion Restoration and Renewal (No. 2).

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About Restoration and Renewal

The Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century.

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The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

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