Indeed so sure were they that they were asking the political groups less tha a month ago how many offices they wanted n the new building, that is until they came across a problem,
This is the minutes from the Parliament's Bureau (governing body) from July 11th,
"10. London information office
The Bureau - gave a mandate to the Secretary General to undertake a local property survey to select alternatives for a new suitable building, following the late request from the owner of the foreseen location not to fly the European flag in front of Parliament's Information Office which was not an acceptable condition to Parliament".