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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

This building is one of the most iconic in the world, and millions of people take photographs of it every day, but it has problems. Last week the House of Lords had to go into Pleasure—its word, not mine—because of the noise of the building work that was going on. It is now 10 weeks since the Joint Committee, two of whose members were Ministers, produced its report on what should happen here, and all the evidence suggests that any delay of this nature costs millions of pounds more. Why can we not have a debate as soon as possible, and certainly before Christmas?