Tag Archives: Palace of Westminster

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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Post-dissolution

Dave H asks what happens after dissolution.  Are members excluded from the Palace of Westminster?  What do peers do during dissolution?  MPs and their staff are excluded from the Palace, not least because since 5.00 p.m .today – when Parliament was … Continue reading

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