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Palace of Theftminster: £90,000 worth of goods stolen from parliament since 2010

by LLB Editor
9th Jan 15 11:01 am

The House of Parliament are patrolled by armed police and sniffer dogs 24×7 and yet over £90,000 worth of goods have been stolen from its buildings since 2010.

Items include everything from Rolex watches, iPads, laptops, cameras to champagne, an orchid, six boxes of mints and a dental mould.

The figures, revealed in response to a written parliamentary question from Tory MP, show that £11,500 worth of goods were stolen from the premises in 2014, up from £4,200 in 2013.

In 2012, things worth £17,500 were stolen. However, 2011 is the worst year in record since the coalition with £43,600 worth of stuff stolen.

Last year, Labour MP Dennis Skinner, 82, was left distressed after his 18-gear hybrid bike was stolen from the parliament.

He told the Daily Mail: “It was parked 20 yards from a police box – but they can’t keep an eye on my bike all day long.

“I have always cycled and then I had a heart bypass. I have always walked and so on and kept pretty fit,” he added.

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