UK lobby group raps Commons toilet bid

A British lobby group has condemned the UK parliamentâ„¢s bid to spend up to £100,000 on refurbishing two toilets used by members of the House of Lords and guests.

Matthew Sinclair of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, which is a lobbying group, described the sum as “eye-watering”.

“A family could afford to build themselves a home for this much cash”, he added.

The House of Commons authorities put a contract out to tender for the refurbishment plans. They said the toilets, installed in 1937, have not been refurbished for 20 years “and have reached the end of their serviceable life”.

“The lavatories are in an unacceptable condition for the high profile area they are in and they give a poor image of the Palace of Westminster”, read the tender.

“A refurbishment is required urgently to bring the amenities to a standard that reflects a World Heritage site”, it said.

The contract to upgrade the toilets — one cubicle and two urinals for men and one cubicle for women — is valued at between £90,000 and £100,000.


Republished with permission from:: Press TV