The mouse problem

The UK House of Lords recently debated a pest control problem in a scene straight out of a sitcom:

Lord Pilkington of Oxenford
Why should I and noble Lords trust the Executive to deal with mice when they cannot deal with the economy?
The Chairman of Committees
My Lords, I do not actually deal with the economy. I am glad to say that that would be above my pay grade, whereas trying to deal with the mice is probably just about right for me.
Hansard 717 [1]

Although they did not decide to bring in a cat to the Palace of Westminister, there is one at 10 Downing Street.


  1. Palace of Westminster: Pest Control. Hansard (2010). ↩︎