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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 am on 1st October 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham 11:45 am, 1st October 2020

I would like to associate myself with the comments of my hon. Friend Joy Morrissey earlier. Yesterday, a review and audit of art across Parliament by the Works of Art Committee was announced. At the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, Durham County Council launched a similar review, spending days of officers’ time on a pointless exercise looking at works of art across County Durham. We all want to see the very best of Britain showcased in this Parliament and see the context of historical pieces. However, does the Leader of the House agree that, at this time of the global coronavirus pandemic, Parliament can do better than following a panicked Labour-led Durham County Council in bending the knee to woke political agenda?