Parliamentary debates and legislation
Westminster Hall debate: On 25 January 2017, a Westminster Hall debate was held on the Programme.
House of Commons debate: On 31 January 2018, the Commons debated the options for carrying out the works and, after a number of divisions, agreed a resolution endorsing the recommendation of the Joint Committee, as well as calling for the establishment of a Sponsor Body and Delivery Authority to oversee the works.
House of Lords debate: On 6 February 2018, the Lords debated and agreed a resolution on the same terms without a vote.
The Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Before the bill was considered by both Houses, the Government published a draft bill in October 2018.
The Joint Committee on the Draft Parliamentary Buildings Bill: After the draft bill was published, a joint committee of both Houses was established to conduct 'pre-legislative' scrutiny of the draft bill's clauses. It published its report in March 2019, which also considered the Programme more generally.
Government response to the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: The Government published their response to the Joint Committee's report in May 2019.
The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: The bill was introduced to the House of Commons in May 2019.
House of Commons Library Research Briefing: The Commons Library published a briefing on the bill and the wider Programme in September 2019.
The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019: The bill received Royal Assent on 8 October 2019 and entered into force on 8 April 2020.
General debate in the House of Commons: On 16 July 2020, there was a general debate about the Restoration and Renewal Programme in the House of Commons.
Public Accounts Committee Oral Evidence: Programme staff gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on 21 July 2020, following the publication of the initial National Audit Office report.