Lords debates Palace of Westminster restoration project
8 July 2022
On Wednesday 13 July, members of the Lords will consider the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal project and its future management.
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Conservative), Leader of the House of Lords, will open the debate and respond on behalf of the government.
Restoration and Renewal
Members will debate the report from the House of Commons and House of Lords Commissions proposing a new mandate and governance structure for the Restoration and Renewal works via the establishment of a joint department of the two Houses.
Members speaking in the debate include
- Lord Best (Crossbench), and Baroness Doocey (Liberal Democrats), members of the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Sponsor Board
- Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court (Crossbench), member of the Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission
- Lord Newby (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrats leader
- Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour), Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords.
Lord Blunkett (Labour), former Home Secretary, has also prosposed an amendment to the debate. His amendment would require the House reaffirm its committment that the Palace works improve accessiblity for disabled persons, increase public enagagment and ensure the economic or other benefits are available in all areas of the UK.
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