Plans for a floating Parliament moored in the Thames

Blog Post created by PNelson on 12-Jan-2018

A plan to turn the three Greenwich passenger ferries into a floating Parliament moored in the Thames - whilst the Palace of Westminster has to shut down for essential repairs - has been submitted to MPs.  The ferries, which are due to be replaced, would be stripped down into floating pontoons capable of carrying full-sized debating chambers for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and backers estimate the bill for the 'Houseboat of Commons' to be £55 million (Evening Standard)

Plan for MPs to sit in ferries moored on the Thames as Parliament is repaired | London Evening Standard