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Restoration of the Parliamentary Estate and the River Thames

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275: tabled on 15 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the role of Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body; recognises its status as determined by the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019; further recognises the huge scale of the restoration of the parliamentary estate; notes the immense disruption that this will mean for transport, commerce and movement across Westminster and the wider capital; further recognises the potential of the River Thames in mitigating the disruption that the restoration to the estate will cause across London’s roads; urges the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body to include both a river option for transferring materials as a requirement and an environmental impact assessment in the tendering process; and calls on the Government to consider broader and more sustainable use of the River Thames in terms of commerce, transport and construction and the greater use of the River Thames to improve air quality and lower congestion across the capital.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.