Lost and Stolen (2015)

Request

Can I have a list of all items reported lost or stolen from parliament in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

  • Please specify whether each item belonged to the building, or from someone who worked there (please specify if it was an MP) or from a visitor
  • The date the item was stolen
  • Value of the item
  • Was it reported to the police
  • Was it recovered

 

Response

The information for items reported as lost or stolen from 2009 to the end of 2013 is already publicly available on our website.

This document gives the name and quantity of items lost or stolen from the Parliamentary Estate, the location each item was lost or stolen from, the cost of the item and whether it was reported to the police or not. In some cases, not all this information is held by the House and in those cases the fields for the information have been left blank.  The date the item was reported lost or stolen and whether the item was recovered is not held by the House of Commons.

1 Jan 2014 to 31 December 2014 (XLSX XLSX 19 KB) (CSV version (CSV CSV 3 KB)).  The spreadsheet gives details of the items, the date reported (where held - in some cases, other than being reported in 2014, the precise date is unknown), who reported the item lost or stolen, the location from which the item was lost or stolen, the value, whether it was reported to the Police and whether it was recovered.  In some cases, not all this information is held by the House and in those cases the fields for the information have been marked as unknown. 

Please note the following points about all the data supplied:

  • Items may have been lost or stolen from anywhere on the Parliamentary Estate (House of Lords and House of Commons) or elsewhere.
  • Only the location from which items have been lost or stolen is recorded so property from the Commons may have been stolen from House of Lords areas, and vice versa.
  • Some of the items reported stolen may be personal property and do not belong to the Houses of Parliament.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual to report items lost or stolen and it is not possible to record how reliably this is done, especially for smaller or less valuable items.
  • Lost or stolen IT equipment may be reported to both the Police and Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Department (PICT). For this reason it is not possible to extrapolate a definitive list of lost or stolen items and the information supplied should be viewed in this context.


In addition, items may be reported stolen to the Metropolitan Police who regularly publish a summary of notifiable offences recorded on the Parliamentary Estate on their website on our behalf. 

Information covering the dates requested is publicly available on the Metropolitan Police Service’s website.