Tag Archives: Palace of Westminster

Moving out of the Palace

Last September, the Joint Committee on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster issued its report.  It drew attention to the fact that, although the Palace of Westminster is structurally sound, the building’s mechanical and electrical services – … Continue reading

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Mail in the Palace

At the beginning of each year, I put down a Question asking how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in the previous year.   I have received the answer for 2012.  A total of 2,544,019 items were received.  … Continue reading

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The work goes on

I am variously in Westminster to fulfil different engagements.  Last week, I was giving evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in the Commons – see my earlier post – and today I am speaking to pupils from a Lincolnshire school … Continue reading

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Networking in the Palace

The Palace of Westminster is a maze of offices.  Over the years, more have been created.  Opposite my office, for example, is what I understand used to be Black Rod’s shower room: this tiny space now houses desks for two … Continue reading

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The Westminster bubble

As I anticipated, I left the Palace of Westminster last night having spent over thirty hours in the building.  I not only did not get out of the building at any stage, I didn’t even get as far as Portcullis … Continue reading

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Less quiet in Westminster

I returned to Westminster yesterday afternoon, in part to attend a reception in the House last night (for Hull University alumni) and today to get on with some paperwork, in between marking dissertations that is.  It is notable how much … Continue reading

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The silence of Westminster

I travelled down to Westminster this afternoon to begin the not inconsiderable task of reducing the piles of paperwork clogging up my desk and much of the floor space around the desk.   The Palace is notable for being eerily silent.  … Continue reading

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