Parliament should close for fix work, says watchdog; Oak Ridge Observer

UK – Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

Warning that the Unesco World Heritage Site faces the prospect of a “catastrophic failure”, MPs on the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) describe the historic building as being in a state of “extreme disrepair”. “The risk of a catastrophic failure is high and growing with every month that passes”, the Committee said. “It must be repaired”.

They’re mistaken. Such short-termism overlooks the fact that the Houses of Parliament are a symbol of Britain’s national heritage and help to attract money-spending tourists from around the world each year.

The MPs added that the best value for money would be achieved by “getting on with” the project.

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