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Vandalism (2018)


Reports of vandalism in the Houses of Parliament premises and the cost of repair, with a breakdown by individual incident and cost if possible. Please provide figures from January 1st 2018 to the present day (December 1st 2018).



We have interpreted your request to be for instances of deliberate destruction of or damage to parliamentary premises, including damage to any fixtures and fittings.  Please note that, whilst the House of Commons and the House of Lords are separate public authorities in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), maintenance and repairs are carried out bicamerally, so the information we hold covers the whole of Parliament, as requested.

This information is held by the House of Commons. Between 1 January 2018 and 1 December 2018, there have been 2 instances of vandalism recorded, and the details are as follows:

  • 9 Jan 2018            Graffiti on Portland stone plinth                                                 Cost to repair - £747 exc. VAT
  • 9 July 2018           Blue paint graffiti on stone wall near Parliamentary Bookshop     Cost to repair - £1,429 exc. VAT