HC Deb 30 July 1980 vol 989 c701W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the value of property stolen from (a) the Refreshment Department, and (b) other services of the House for which he is responsible in the 12 months ended 30 June; and what were the principal categories of item stolen.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

For the Refreshment Department, silver, china and glass to the value of £43,000 was replaced in the year ending 30 June, an unidentifiable proportion of which it must be assumed was stolen. The main items to be replaced were tea and coffee cups and tea spoons.

With regard to other services of the House, personal property to the value of some £1,500 was reported as missing to the Head of Security, the principal item stolen being cash.