Palace of Westminister — Restoration and Renewal — Cost-Effectiveness of Relocation — 31 Jan 2018 at 18:53
The majority of MPs voted against reviewing the cost-effectiveness of relocating Parliament away from the Palace of Westminster during renovations.
MPs were considering the following motion:
- That this House—
- (1) affirms its commitment to the historic Palace of Westminster and its unique status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Palace and home of our Houses of Parliament;
- (2) takes note of the report of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster ‘Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster’, HL Paper 41, HC 659;
- (3) accepts that there is a clear and pressing need to repair the services in the Palace of Westminster in a comprehensive and strategic manner to prevent catastrophic failure in this Parliament, whilst acknowledging the demand and burden on public expenditure and fiscal constraints at a time of prudence and restraint;
- (4) accepts in principle that action should be taken and funding should be limited to facilitate essential work to the services in this Parliament;
- (5) agrees to review before the end of the Parliament the need for comprehensive works to take place.
The amendment rejected in this vote stated:
Amendment (c), at end of paragraph (2), insert:
- '(2A) regrets that no detailed assessment has been carried out of the cost-effectiveness of relocating Parliament away from the Palace of Westminster, and calls for any future review to include such an assessment.'
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||234 (+2 tell)||3||0||75.6%|
|SNP||0||31 (+2 tell)||0||94.3%|
|Ian Austin||Dudley North||whilst Lab (front bench)||aye|
|Jake Berry||Rossendale and Darwen||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Vincent Cable||Twickenham||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Edward Davey||Kingston and Surbiton||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Kevin Foster||Torbay||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Marcus Fysh||Yeovil||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ged Killen||Rutherglen and Hamilton West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Justin Madders||Ellesmere Port and Neston||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Layla Moran||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Chris Williamson||Derby North||whilst Lab||aye|