Lost property

In the interests of transparency, the House of Commons is committed to publishing information on lost property found on the Parliamentary Estate annually in January and July.

The tables below provide details of lost property found on the Parliamentary Estate.

As a general rule, items that have not been claimed after three months (or six months for electronic items) are either donated to charity or destroyed. All unclaimed items containing personal data are destroyed after the time periods noted above.

Lost property receipt books prior to 2012 are not held by the House of Commons, in accordance with our records disposal policy.

Property handed in may belong to people working on the parliamentary estate (i.e. House staff, Members, Peers, etc.) or visitors.  We do not hold a breakdown of the types of individuals reclaiming property. 

Previously published data: