Parliamentary Estate: Burglary

The Senior Deputy Speaker written question – answered on 18th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to recent reports of a burglary on the Parliamentary Estate, what assessment he has made of the level of security provided on the Estate during recesses.

Photo of Lord McFall of Alcluith Lord McFall of Alcluith Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, The Senior Deputy Speaker

Following reports to the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD) of missing property in Millbank House during a long weekend/recess period a Police investigation is underway. There will be additional police and security patrols conducted during quieter periods, including weekends, to provide reassurance to occupants whilst the investigation is in progress. Additional measures may be taken based on the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

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