MPs complain after a Scout is sick in the Commons

MPs have complained of a "really odd smell" in the House of Commons - only for it to be revealed that an ill Scout on a tour of Parliament had vomited on the Government benches.

A couple of Lib Dem MPs took to Twitter to complain of the stink:

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in the budget debate in the House of Commons (which has a really odd smell today!) #StrongEconomyFairSociety

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has solved the mystery of the smelly House of Commons and would like to thank the Scout that threw up all over the Government benches

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Relieved to hear that the smell on the front bench isn't caused by corpse of friendly Commons mouse but the result of a scout being unwell.

The incident happened late yesterday.

A spokesman for Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert said: "Stephen brought it to the attention of the doorkeeper and they have attempted to clean it three times.

"Unfortunately the smell still lingers."

A House of Commons spokesman said: "When children are given tours it's not an unusual occurrence. It's been given a deep clean and it will be cleaned again tonight."

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