The United Nations has said that the UK must consider whether they should keep the Royal Family. The UN's Human Rights Council said the Government should 'think' about holding a referendum on the issue, to see if people would prefer to live in a Republican state with a written constitution. The monarchy costs each adult in Britain around 62p a year - but even groups representing taxpayers said there was no case for getting rid of it. The council has 29 members including Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sri Lanka. It was the Sri Lankan envoy who raised concerns over the British monarchy. But a Royal spokesman has said the public haven't haven't displayed any appetite for a referendum. The UN report was also critical of the UK's treatment of immigrants from Sudan. Syria accused the UK of discriminating against Muslims and Iran complained about the UK's record on tackling sexual discrimination.