Public Accounts Committee report on the Restoration and Renewal Programme

The Public Accounts Committee recently conducted an inquiry into the Restoration and Renewal Programme, which reviewed the robustness of the options, indicative costings and project management proposals. Their report was published on 10 March 2017 and supports recommendations that Parliament should leave the Palace while major works to the building are carried out.

Read the report: House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts: Delivering Restoration and Renewal

Analysis of the option for a temporary chamber in the Royal Gallery

A study was carried out in January 2017 into the feasibility of using the Royal Gallery as a temporary chamber while works are carried out.

Read the report: Delivering the R&R Programme whilst maintaining permanent use of the Lord’s Chamber and a Temporary Chamber located in the Royal Gallery

Debate in Westminster Hall

On 25 January 2017, a Westminster Hall debate was held on the Restoration and Renewal Programme. A House of Commons Library debate pack was created ahead of the debate. It contains summaries of the reports published to date on the Programme as well as media coverage and some frequently asked questions.

Read the debate pack: House of Commons Library: Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster Debate Pack