British MPs to vacate Parliament for 6-year-long repairsSeptember 08, 2016 17:40
Britain's MPs and peers may have to move out of their historic Palace of Westminster Parliament complex after a senior parliamentary committee recommended essential repairs this week.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to officially give the go-ahead for the plans drafted by the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster, which had been studying the options of bringing the 19th century complex up to modern standards.
The report suggests parliamentarians be relocated to nearby buildings by as 2020 to enable the 4-billion restoration project expected to last up to six years.
It recommends the Department of Health's headquarters for MPs, and Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre across the road from the Palace to house the Lords temporarily.