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Two out of three MPs on board overseeing £14bn Westminster repairs now come from the north of Wales

26 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Robin Millar picture by Richard Townsend (CC BY 3.0).

Aberconwy MP Robin Millar has joined the body responsible for carrying out repairs to the crumbling Westminster Parliament.

Despite the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body only including three MPs, two of them are now from the north of Wales.  Robin Millar’s near neighbour Mark Tami of Alyn and Deeside, also sits on the board. The third is Sir Edward Leigh, the MP for Gainsborough in Lincolnshire.

Robin Millar’s place on the board was announced by the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in Parliament today.

“It is with equal pleasure that I propose, with the support, I hope, of the House, my honourable Friend the Member for Aberconwy (Robin Millar) who, although only recently elected to the House, will provide valuable insight and perspective to the sponsor body,” he said.

“We know that the work is important and that this House needs it, so I commend the motion to the House.”

Mark Tami also rose to say: “I am sure that the Leader of the House has other things on his mind at the moment, but as a north Wales MP, I welcome the hon. Member for Aberconwy to the board. I am sure that he will play an important role.”

MPs are expected sometime this year to debate a plan to fix Westminster, which could involve moving out for up to 20 years.

The £14bn repair bill would be enough to keep the Senedd running for over 220 years.

“Restoring and renewing the Palace will create thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships, while involving craftspeople and businesses from across the UK in a national effort,” the website of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body says.

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2 years ago

Gut it and turn it into holiday / air BnB let’s.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
2 years ago

£14 billion on the Palace of Westminster. Duw, duw, This is virtually the same amount as Wales gets in block. What a waste?. Again , silence from the “Welsh” Tories in Wales. Remember back in 1997 when the Tories argued that the original site of the then Welsh Assembly was sufficient enough, a building the equivalent of a multistory carpark, and how they were hostile to the Richard Rodgers Senedd building that eventually costed £69 million, yes £69 million. Note: The London Assembly building cost £238 million. This for a city. And the Tories criticised the Senedd build cost, but… Read more »

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
2 years ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Completely spot on. We should also remember that since this Tory Government has no plans to actively move the country to Zero Carbon the 1.5 degrees target will likely be missed. Does that matter? Well not to Tories obviously, but they will be a bit pissed off when they find that their expensively refurbished drinking den is periodically under water with every high tide.

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