Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

Baroness D'Souza

Former Lord Speaker (2011-2016). Read more about Baroness D’Souza

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A substantial number of areas within the Palace are known to contain asbestos. Read...

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Corrosion has occurred in gutters and downpipes, resulting in plumbing failure and visible damage to the stonework.

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Inaccessible Layers of Cabling

Inaccessible layers of electrical cabling. New cables and wires have been laid on top of old, redundant ones, presenting a high risk to safety and of failure.

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Palace Windows

There are almost 4,000 windows in the Palace, most of which need to be restored. Read...

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Steam & Electrical Systems

Steam systems, gas lines and water pipes are often laid one on top on another, alongside high voltage electricity wires, broadcasting cables and other vulnerable equipment. These systems are...

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Black Rod

Lieutenant-General David Leakey is Black Rod, responsible for controlling access to and maintaining order within the House and its precincts

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Steve Jaggs

Steve Jaggs is Palace Maintenance Manager in Parliament’s Maintenance Services. Find out...

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Red Coat

Jason Bean, Red Coat doorkeeper, is on duty at the Peers’ Entrance. Doorkeepers help members and assist with the smooth running of the House of Lords. The post-holder wears a red coat in summer,...

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