Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster Contents

Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster

The Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster was appointed in July 2015 to consider the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

The House of Commons Members were appointed on 16 July 2015. The House of Lords Members were appointed on 20 July 2015 and reappointed on 25 May 2016.




Baroness Stowell of Beeston (Conservative)(Co-Chairman)

Chris Grayling MP (Conservative)(Co-Chairman)

Lord Carter of Coles (Labour)

Chris Bryant MP (Labour) (appointed on 16 September 2015)

Lord Deighton (Conservative)

(appointed on 16 September 2015)

Lord Laming (Non-affiliated)

Angela Eagle MP (Labour) (appointed on 16 September 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour)

(discharged on 16 September 2015)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness (Liberal Democrat)

Neil Gray MP (Scottish National Party)

Ian Paisley MP (Democratic Unionist Party)

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Conservative)

Mark Tami MP (Labour)


The Committee had the power to send for persons, papers and records; to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House; to report from time to time; to appoint specialist advisers; and to adjourn from place to place.


All publications of the Committee are published on the Committee’s website at

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The staff of the Committee were Tom Healey (Commons Clerk), Sarah Jones (Lords Clerk), Emma Sawyer (Committee Specialist), Ian Blair (Committee Assistant) and Faiza Fareed (Select Committee Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 3330; the Committee’s email address is

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