The Evening Standard report:
Where is Larry the Downing Street cat when you need him? New figures show Parliament is spending almost £6,000 per month trying to control pests such as rats and mice.
According to a Freedom of Information response the total spend during the last financial year on pest control for the Houses of Parliament (and we’re not talking about the 650 MPs) rose to £73,552.
As well as traps for rats and mice there is also a hawk that patrols Westminster to scare off pigeons which costs nearly £14,000 a year.