Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal

Part of The right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, was asked – in the House of Commons at on 10 September 2020.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

I assure the hon. Gentleman that there really is a sense of urgency. Of course, he was a distinguished member of the Joint Committee, and he is right about the risk of fire, flood and falling masonry in this building. Progress has of course been made, but a lot has happened in the five years since the original proposals and it is therefore right that we have a review, which is proceeding at some pace, with quite an aggressive timetable, and will report in October.