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cost £3bn to stop the UK Parliament from turning into a ruin
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£3bn bill to fix crumbling Palace of Westminster
20 November 2014
Last updated at 23:17 GMT
Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.
Over the years the building has been damaged by fires and floods, and some of the stonework has been altered beyond recognition.
Much of the infrastructure has not been updated since the 1950s.
Newsnight's Laura Kuenssburg reports.
Take a tour of the crumbling Palace of Westminster as a
investigation finds it may cost £3bn to stop the UK Parliament from turning into a ruin.