Funding for a multimillion-pound (£369 million) refurbishment of Buckingham Palace has been approved by MPs.

“[MPs] backed changes to the Sovereign Grant – the funding formula for the monarchy’s official duties – by 464 votes to 56.

The grant will increase by 66% to pay for the £369m refurbishment.

Officials say the essential work – set to take 10 years – is needed to avoid the risk of “catastrophic building failure”.

Ageing cables, lead pipes, wiring and boilers will be replaced, many for the first time in 60 years, amid fears about potential fire and water damage.

Two Labour MPs – Rushanara Ali and Dennis Skinner- were among those who opposed the move, along with 46 from the SNP.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39280770

The Queen pays – not a penny for the 775 room, 78 bathroom property refurbishment, which is only one of many properties she and her family occupy throughout the year.

One thought on “Funding for a multimillion-pound (£369 million) refurbishment of Buckingham Palace has been approved by MPs.

  1. We really do have our priorities so wrong. Why not mothball part of it until we are more financially secure. Just patch it up for a while as we are doing with many of our state schools. Many of our MP’s are now so far removed from those they represent and do not have a clue.., look at Swire !

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