Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:29 pm on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 4:29 pm, 31st January 2018

That is absolutely right. As we have seen from Crossrail and from the Elizabeth Tower project, we never know what we are going to find. The Elizabeth Tower had structural issues, which is why the costs increased. With Crossrail, they actually found bodies. We do not know what they are going to find under here. There might be the odd monarch or two, or perhaps the odd Member or two following the basement visit. Who knows?