By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Last night (31 January 2018) I voted for the restoration and renewal of the Houses of Parliament. There were several options put before the Commons as to how this would be done. They included:

• Full decant whilst the restoration process was undertaken and move into other buildings near Parliament Square (£3.87bn);
• Restoration in stages – where the Commons would move into the Lords, the Lords into other premises and then once the restoration of the Commons was completed the process would be reversed (£4.42bn); or
• Restoration whilst both Houses remained on site (£5.67bn). Read more “Restoration of Parliament”

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Just before Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday was Cabinet Office Questions. The Cabinet Office is responsible for the day to day running of the Civil Service and also for constitutional reform.

I asked the Cabinet Office Minister, Ben Gummer MP, if he thought it was right that the Government is reducing the size of the House of Commons by 50 MPs, but there are still nearly 100 Lords who owe their place in parliament for no other reason than patronage in the Middle Ages. Read more “Cabinet Office Questions: House of Lords Reform”