HC Deb 25 February 1964 vol 690 cc239-40
Mr. Speaker

I have a statement to make to the House. The House should know that in accordance with what I understand to be the general wish of the House, I propose to appoint an ad hoc Committee, with the following terms of reference:—

To review, with regard to the accommodation of this House, plans for the redevelopment of the Palace of Westminster/Bridge Street area, taking into account:

  1. 1. the Report of Mr. Speaker's Committee which reported in November, 1962;
  2. 2. the tentative proposals set out in Sir William Holford's preliminary outline scheme, described in the booklet "Accommodation for the House of Commons, (July, 1963)";
  3. 3. the views on this scheme expressed in the debate on Accommodation in the House of Commons on 1st August, 1963.

The following Members have agreed to serve on the Committee: