Increased Commercialisation of the House of Commons to Generate Income — 8 Nov 2012 at 14:59
The majority of MPs voted in favour of plans to increase Parliament's income by three million pounds per year by extending its operations as a commercial visitor attraction, additional retail activities, and greater commercial hire of rooms.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That this House
- notes the medium-term financial plan for the House of Commons Administration as set out in Appendix A to the First Report from the Finance and Services Committee (HC 691);
- endorses the intention of the Committee to recommend to the House of Commons Commission a House of Commons Administration Estimate 5 for 2013-14 of £220 million;
- notes the intention of the House of Commons Commission to make savings of 17 per cent in real terms from 2010-11 level by 2014-15 in line with the wider public sector; and
- endorses the Savings Programme as set out in Appendix B to the report.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (c), in line 8, after ‘report’, insert
‘, save that proposals under the income generation category be deferred for approval to a future date, so that more detailed information is available to Members, and also to give the House a specific opportunity to vote on whether it accepts the increased commercialisation of Parliament.‘
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