Palace of Westminster (Restoration and Renewal)

Part of Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 9th July 2015.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central 9:30 am, 9th July 2015

Too many decisions affecting the country as a whole are made by people who view them through the prism of their personal experience living and working in London. Does the Leader of the House recognise that moving Parliament out of the Palace of Westminster not only is the most cost-effective approach to restoration, but provides a unique opportunity to take decision making out of the metropolitan bubble; and will he think seriously about temporary relocation to one of our great northern cities, such as Sheffield?