Speaker: Parliament could be abandoned

John Bercow has warned that Parliament could be abandoned unless significant investment is made to renovate and repair the building over the next decade.

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By Josh May

03 Mar 2015

The Speaker of the House of Commons said that a potential £3bn cost for the work was a “realistic scenario”.

In a speech to the Hansard Society last night, Mr Bercow said it would be a “huge pity” if Parliament was abandoned. But he added that without major investment within 20 years “that will be the outcome”.

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