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Today’s hot topic: A Warehouse of Parliament


THERE has been a blow to the plan to restore the Houses of Parliament, which will cost £3.6billion. The intention was to demolish the interior of the Grade II* listed Richmond House on Whitehall to provide a temporary chamber and offices for MPs, but Historic England is not keen.

You can see a picture of the building, formerly the Department of Health, in this link.

Is there any reason why an Amazon warehouse-type structure should not be built for the MPs, or must they have splendid surroundings in which to carry out their work? Indeed, should the Houses of Parliament be refurbished at such vast expense to the taxpayer or should they be sold off? Or do you think that while this may be all the current crop of MPs deserve, it could prove the final nail in the coffin of British Parliamentary tradition? Discuss!

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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