The favoured solution for repairs is to move all MPs from the building and let the engineers get stuck in. That option has been tentatively costed at about around 4billion probably by the same bloke who did my bathroom. It would take about six years and would see MPs, staff, journalists and probably mice moved out wholesale to some nearby buildings while repairs are carried out. Read More MPs want engineers to get stuck in and repair the damaged building Another option would be to try and do the work while MPs remain in the building. But the sheer, mind-boggling logistics of trying to make that happen would mean work would take at least 30 years and add at least another 2billion to the cost. So they really will have to go but the big question is where. There was a suggestion that rafts could be put on the River Thames to have some sort of floating Parliament. That has, mercifully, been ruled out on the grounds that any lunatic with access to wholesale scarves a submarine could sink the lot. More probable is shoe-horning the whole lot into some nearby buildings. The committee in charge of arrangements wants the Department of Health s headquarters to host MPs, with Lords moving to the nearby QEII conference centre.