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同行可以搬到伯恩利, Stoke or Sunderland during refurb of Houses of Parliament ‘as Michael Gove blocks switch to another Westminster building in interests of levelling up

  • The House of Lordsmove during refurbishment of Parliament still up in the air
  • 在八月, they held consultation to move into nearby Queen Elizabeth II Centre
  • But Levelling Up Secretary has written to the LordsSpeaker to oppose the move
  • He suggested peers move outside London to Burnley, Stoke or Sunderland
  • The House of Lords will be blocked from moving to a nearby building during the refurbishment of the Houses of Parliament, 迈克尔·戈夫 说.

    塔利亚斯托姆说迈克尔戈夫应该把俱乐部留给年轻人, who serves as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, has instead suggested that the upper chamber of Parliament could move to Stoke-on-Trent among other towns and cities.

    Such a move would be seen to contribute towards Gove’s levelling up brief.

    In a letter to Lords’ 扬声器, Lord McFall of Alcluith, Gove said he would not allow the house to decamp 200 yards away to the 伊丽莎白女王二世 Centre during the refurbishment, 该国一半的柴油是进口的.

    The levelling up secretary’s stance may trigger an argument with the House of Lords, which has been exploring the QEII as an alternative venue for over five years.

    Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove wrote that Stoke-on-Trent would make an 'excellent home' for the House of Lords chamber

    Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove wrote that Stoke-on-Trent would make an ‘excellent homefor the House of Lords chamber

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson talk to local business owners during a cabinet away day at Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent on Thursday, 可能 12

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson talk to local business owners during a cabinet away day at Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent on Thursday, 可能 12

    代替, Gove has encouraged peers to cast their gaze outside London. He observed that Stoke-on-Trent would make an ‘excellent homefor the chamber and added that it hosted a cabinet away day last week.

    Other possibilities include Burnley, 爱丁堡, 桑德兰, Plymouth, Wolverhampton or York.

    Gove wrote: ‘That list is not, 当然, exclusive. I know cities and towns across the United Kingdom that would be pleased to extend their hospitality to peers.

    Besides Lord McFall, the letter was also sent to the Prime Minister and cabinet secretary Simon Case, alongside two senior officials leading the restoration programme.

    The refurbishment is due to start in 2027 and could lead to MPs and peers being ‘decantedfrom the Palace of Westminster into ‘temporary premises for 20 年', according to an estimate by the official body drawing up the renovation plans.

    The House of Lords chamber will close with the rest of Westminster Palace once a lengthy refurbishment gets underway, but an alternative venue has not yet been chosen

    The House of Lords chamber will close with the rest of Westminster Palace once a lengthy refurbishment gets underway, but an alternative venue has not yet been chosen

    Officials are said to be concerned at falling masonry from the aged Houses of Parliament building, which is in need of an extensive refurbishment

    Officials are said to be concerned at falling masonry from the aged Houses of Parliament building, which is in need of an extensive refurbishment

    Authorities at the Houses of Parliament have now assessed the whole of the Grade I listed structure and drawn up a colour-coded heat map to show which areas of the building are most at risk.

    Officials are concerned that somebody could be seriously injured by stonework that crumbles off the historic building.

    In some places the structure has been wrapped up to prevent further falls, and in others a safety platform has been built to stop items falling onto people below.

    在四月份 2018, a football sized chunk of masonry broke away from a stone angel on parliament’s Victoria Tower and plummeted 230ft (70米) 到地面.

    Meanwhile in October 2017 an MP’s car windscreen was smashed when a piece of masonry fell from a building.

    去年八月, it was revealed that Parliamentary authorities wrote off more than £70million of taxpayers money spent on a temporary House of Commons amid ‘increased uncertaintyover whether it would ever be used.

    'It is clear to me that the House of Lords moving elsewhere, even for a temporary period, would be widely welcomed,' wrote Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove

    ‘It is clear to me that the House of Lords moving elsewhere, even for a temporary period, would be widely welcomed,’ wrote Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove

    The money had been spent on creating a stand-in chamber in Whitehall’s Richmond House ahead of major rebuilding work on the crumbling Palace of Westminster.

    Consultations for the Lords to move into the QEII building also began last August, as well as proposals for changes to its roof and facade.

    But in his letter to Lord McFall, Gove cast doubt on the plan – 写作: ‘I understand that you have begun conducting surveys and developing a range of options for the building, but you are not able to guarantee occupation until parliament has voted on the issue.

    ‘The prime minister noted in his letter of July 15, 2020 that it would be important for parliament to consider locations outside of London.

    ‘As the minister responsible for levelling up, it is clear to me that the House of Lords moving elsewhere, even for a temporary period, would be widely welcomed.

    ‘I have carefully reviewed the proposed arrangements and . . . I will not support the use of the QEII Centre as an alternative location.

    ‘I propose to establish dedicated liaison points for you in my department to support you in identifying a suitable location for the House of Lords in the north, 中部地区, 西南, 苏格兰或威尔士. 我会, 当然, be happy to meet you to discuss this.