House of Lords: Future Location - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 20th January 2020.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 3:07 pm, 20th January 2020

My Lords, I know the noble Lord to be a powerful advocate for the idea referred to in his Question. On the one hand, it is the case that some years ago, the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster looked at the option of Parliament moving outside of London and decided against it, principally on grounds of cost and the absence of proximity between Parliament and government. On the other hand, there is no reason why these matters should not receive renewed scrutiny and, as I have said, the options are being looked at.