At the end of last week, the House of Commons Commission was asked, for the third time this year, what had been reported stolen in Palace of Westminster in the last year. In response to Grant Shapps, Nick Harvey referred him to previous answers in February and one two weeks ago on the 13th October.
It was the closing sentence that caught my eye though, which said, "[s]ince then it has been reported that 10 chairs were stolen from Portcullis House". Now, back in 2007 Nick Harvey told the House that the replacement chairs in the cafe alone in Portcullis House cost £57,800, so they're pretty pricey.
Here's what confuses me though, how does one go about stealing ten chairs from a building that has Police officers on every exit? If you did one a day for ten days then someone going to get a bit suspicious surely? Maybe the security is just crap and only looks good?