Turn Palace of Westminster into luxury hotel, says former heritage minister

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MP says Britain should have purpose-built Parliament - in Birmingham

The Palace of Westminster should be converted into a luxury hotel and tourist attraction, a former architecture and heritage minister has said.

And a brand new Parliament – possibly outside London – should be commissioned from one of the country’s leading architects, said Ed Vaizey.

Vaizey, a popular architecture minister in the coalition government, was speaking exclusively to BD in the Pugin Room, a room in the House of Lords which is used by the Commons for entertaining guests.

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