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MPs might meet in QEII Centre during £350m renovation of Parliament

170778407_51b2ffff73 That's what this morning's Telegraph is reporting.  The QEII Centre (pictured on the right) sits opposite Westminster Abbey.

The renovation is being considered because of asbestos problems in the House of Commons and "500 miles of water pipes, electricity and telephone cables that need [replacing] for the first time since the Second World War, when MPs last had to relocate."

The other alternative is for peers to relocate and for the Commons to meet in the Lords.  The Telegraph reports that "Senior House of Lords figures have said this would be "wholly unacceptable"."

Nick Harvey MP is inviting bids for a £250,000 feasibility study of relocation options.


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