Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:53 pm on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 5:53 pm, 31st January 2018

There can be a broad measure of agreement that the House needs to be maintained properly. All those who have spoken would acknowledge that work needs to be done, and indeed, that has always been the case. Since William Rufus commissioned the building of Westminster Hall, there have been major refurbishments of the Palace. Geoffrey Chaucer was Clerk of the Works for one of them. After the great fire of 1834—