John Thurso
  • House of Commons lawmaker John Thurso told colleagues officials are considering how best to handle badly needed improvements at the Palace of Westminster.

    The 315-foot (96-meter)-high clock tower which houses the Big Ben bell is framed by a tree on Parliament Square opposite the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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