Soup spillages, scaldings, slips and even an accident outside Black Rod’s entrance have occurred by hapless people at the Houses of Parliament in recent years. 

There’s been more than 600 accidents reported since 2008, figures from a Freedom of Information request show.

Incidents may involve Members of either House and their staff, staff of either House, staff in the Parliamentary ICT department, contractors and visitors to the Parliamentary estate.

The full list can be seen below.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.