MPs urged to take part in live fire drills in Parliament
Fire drills should be carried out in Parliament when MPs are sitting to test the building's capacity to deal with an emergency, a senior official has said.
David Leakey, who is retiring as Black Rod, told the BBC the historic but crumbling Palace of Westminster must follow best practice like all offices.
"If you don't practise these drills and something goes wrong, then there will be a blame game going on," he said.
He has already warned of the risk of loss of life due to its poor condition.
Last month he suggested the Palace of Westminster - which burned down in 1834 - was at... read more
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