The House of Commons of Great Britain will review the plans for the restoration of Big Ben. Recalling, it was originally planned that on August 21st, the big clock of Westminster will struck for the last time and will be silent for four years - until 2021. However, the House of Commons decided to revise the reconstruction plan for the Elizabeth tower.
They will try finish Big Ben repair earlier than 2021
- In the light of the concerns expressed by individual members of parliament, the commission of the House of Commons will review the repair period as soon as the British Legislature returns to continue the meetings. The chimes of Big Ben are an important part of the life of the parliament, and we believe that four years it is too long to wait until the national standard of time returns to its work. The head of the UK government, Teresa May, also said that it is wrong to turn off Big Ben for four years, and demanded a review of this decision. In addition, she hopes that the bells will ring during the repair.