PARLIAMENT could get dim lighting, calming music and even fish tanks to stop snowflake MPs and visitors getting overwhelmed.
A new report into refurbishing the crumbling Palace of Westminster lists the barmy public requests to make the corridors of power more “inclusive”.
Gender neutral toilets and “women-only spaces” are on the wishlist along with meditation rooms.
There were also calls for “green spaces” and more “art” in the Commons and Lords to cheer the 150-year-old place up a bit.
A colourful “cot mobile” was recently put up in Parliament and reportedly cost the taxpayer £36,000.
Parliament’s heavy police presence and extensive airport-style checks were said by some to be intimidating.
The report said: “The need for spaces for people to sit down and ‘recover’ after security was raised.”
Danielle Boxall from the TaxPayer’s Alliance said: “MPs don’t need all these loopy luxuries. Taxpayers want parliament refurb costs kept under control, not see their cash spent on fish tanks and meditation rooms.
“Taxpayers’ money shouldn’t be wasted on Westminster’s cushy comforts.”
More than 20,000 people responded to the Restoration and Renewal public consultation into impending works.
Better access for disabled people working and visiting the Grade 1-listed Gothic building was also requested
Parliament is long overdue a huge repair job to fix the catalogue of problems becoming health hazards.
The R&R project overseeing the refurb identified “crumbing stonework, cracking ceilings, leaky windows and extensive water damage”.
It is exploring options with how to repair the damage while MPs and Lords can still do their jobs.
Source: The Sun