Palace of Westminster: Public Statues

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 21st July 2022.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of (a) maintaining, (b) repairing and (c) cleaning statues and busts of (a) former hon. Members and (b) other people of note on display in the Palace of Westminster in each of the last five years.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee

Maintenance, repair and cleaning work has continued consistently across the last five years. Collections care and maintenance is a bicameral function and the Commons share across all statues and busts in the Palace is as follows. A small proportion of these costs relates to work not in the Palace or on other objects.


Maintenance and cleaning: £5240

Repair: £1066


Maintenance and cleaning: £6497

Repair: £2120


Maintenance and cleaning: £5604

Repair: £689


Maintenance and cleaning: £3240

Repair: £555


Maintenance and cleaning: £6966

Repair: £2308


Maintenance and cleaning: £1080

Repair: £225

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