March 2019 Issue 1

Welcome message from the Chair

Dear reader,

I would like to welcome you to our first edition of Restoration and Renewal Matters. This is where we will update you on the progress we are making on the Restoration and Renewal Programme for the Palace of Westminster.

We will take a closer look at the shadow Sponsor Board and its future, and delve deeper into the problems facing the Palace. Some of the unusual history of the building, and its fascinating contents, will also be revealed.

Last year saw the beginning of engagement by the Restoration and Renewal Programme with staff on improvements to the Palace, and all the views we gather will help the architects and engineers as they begin to plan how best to carry out the restoration and renewal of the Palace.

I hope you enjoy our first edition and look forward to hearing your feedback at
restorationandrenewal@parliament.uk.

Best wishes,

Liz Peace CBE
Chair Shadow Sponsor Board
Restoration and Renewal Programme


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