Taxpayers’ fork out £100,000 for Lords toilet work

Lords toilet work costs taxpayer £100k

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:38:55 GMT

Refurbishing two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster may cost British taxpayers up to £100,000, according to a Commons contract.

According to an advert inviting contractors to bid for the work, the contract is valued by the House of Commons authorities at between £90,000 and £100,000.

“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,” the document stated.

Taxpayers’ Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair, however, described the amount of money as “eye-watering”, saying that a British family “could afford to build themselves a home for this much cash”.

The refurbishment is expected to take 42 days and start in late August during the summer recess.

Twelve companies have so far expressed an interest in carrying out the work.

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