Staff at the House of Commons have been paid £40,000 in compensation a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Telegraph report: 

Between January 2008 and January 2013 employees have received a total of £44,609.49 in compensation, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

“Personal injury compensation” for “slips, trips and falls” accounts for £42,550 and the rest relates to property damage.

This property damage includes £435.50 for five “ripped suit jackets” and £688.80 for an incident in March 2012 when a “security road blocker rose up under the rear of a car while waiting for the preceding vehicle to exit through gates”.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.