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Staff Briefing: Restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster

Members of the Commons and Lords Commissions have approved a new approach for how the programme to restore and renew the Palace of Westminster should be governed and delivered. You can find out more here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/348/house-of-commons-commission/news/171414/joint-statement-from-the-house-of-commons-and-house-of-lords-commissions/ There will be a briefing presentation led by the House’s Restoration and Renewal Director, Charlotte Simmonds. All Members’ staff…

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Myths about MPs’ Business Costs

What do you think about MPs spending public money? A lot has changed since the MPs’ expenses scandal in 2009, but IPSA’s research shows that there are still misconceptions around MPs’ staffing and business costs. Here are some facts that might surprise you: Want to know more? See the IPSA website here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/myths-about-mps-business-costs

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Housing Casework Forum – 21 July 2022

The Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, is pleased to invite you to the Casework Discussion Forum which will take place virtually each month. The next session is taking place on Thursday 21 July, 2-3pm and will be a Q&A session on the topic of Housing. It will be led by Wendy Wilson…

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“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely” John Crace, The  Guardian, 14 May 2015

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