Two toilets in the House of Lords will cost around £100,000 to be refurbished, and a spokesman has claimed the cost is “value for money” for taxpayers.
The House of Commons authorities have claimed that the loos used by peers and VIP guests in the are in an “unacceptable condition for the high-profile area they are in” and give the Palace of Westminster a poor “image”.
Taxpayers’ Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair told Sky News: “A family could afford to build themselves a home for this much cash.
“The parliamentary authorities need to ensure refurbishments to the estate provide value for taxpayers’ money.”
A House of Lords spokesman insisted that the project will provide “value for money for the taxpayer”.
Contractors must comply with English Heritage requirements and will have to replace the “historical oak panelling” and installing new