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Security experts have recommended MPs spend six years in 'underground bunker'

MPs could spend six years meeting in an underground "bunker" while Parliament undergoes a £3.5billion revamp, it was claimed yesterday(SUN).
Security experts have suggested the House of Commons chamber is moved beneath street level while workmen renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster.
A £2million report last summer outlined three options for repairing the famous landmark.
The cheapest would see peers and MPs kicked out for six years while repairs are carried out.
And officials have floated the idea of setting up a temporary chamber in the Commons car park.
But the car park exit is the spot where Tory MP Airey Neave was killed by an Irish republican terrorists' car bomb in 1979.
A source close to Westminster's Restoration and Renewal Committee told the Mail on Sunday: “The security experts are telling us that when it comes to relocating the two chambers for five years or so, they need for safety's sake to be well away from the street.
PAThere's too much panic in this town
If peers and MPs refuse to leave, the work could take 32 years to complete
“They said the safest place would be underground, so they suggested the Commons car park under New Palace Yard for [MPs] and that car park under College Green just across from the Palace for the Lords.”
If MPs and peers refuse to move out, work takes 32 years and cost taxpayers an eye-watering £7.1billion, according to experts.
But restoring the World Heritage Site's leaky roofs, Victorian pipes and “antiquated” electrics would cost £3.5billion and take just six years if reluctant politicians switched to a temporary London base.
A partial closure with MPs and peers taking turns to move out while workmen move in would take 11 years and cost up to £4.4billion.


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