Speaker: Ceremonies

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will (a) restore as its home and (b) exhibit the Speaker's State Coach at the Palace of Westminster.

Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee, Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons, Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee

The Speaker’s State Coach is currently on loan to the National Trust for display at their Carriage Museum at Arlington Court in Devon. The current loan contract is being renewed for two additional years to allow full consideration to be given to the future of the coach.

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