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MPs push to turn House of Commons into tourist attraction

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/10/2011

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"The House of Commons should break with centuries of tradition and embark on a money-spinning operation that could see tea on the terrace become London's top tourist destination, the 11th-century Westminster Hall stage prestige weddings and a chain of souvenir shops established across the parliamentary estate, MPs have recommended.

"The Commons should seek permission from the Queen to hire out the oldest parts of the Palace of Westminster for wedding parties and corporate events to raise money in order to cut the public subsidy on parliament's catering facilities, the House of Commons administration committee said.

""There is a stonking profit to be made," said Sir Alan Hazlehurst, who chairs the committee."

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"MPs push to turn House of Commons into tourist attraction", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 24/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mps-push-to-turn-house-of-commons-into-tourist-attraction