Parliament runs out of toilet paper

Dec. 2, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Members of Britain's House of Commons said they had to send staff members out to grocery stores when the Palace of Westminster ran out of toilet paper.

Insiders blamed the tissue shortage on supply company KGB, which one member of Parliament said takes a "just in time" approach to restocking that failed to head off Tuesday's toilet paper crisis, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

Women's restrooms were raided for extra rolls and lawmakers sent staffers to the Tesco market across the street to purchase additional supplies.

KGB, named for owners Kevan and Gina Brown, said an emergency supply of toilet paper was taken Tuesday night to the Palace of Westminster to relieve the shortage, The Sun reported.

"I have spoken to the cleaners and there are adequate supplies of toilet paper," a House of Commons spokesman said Tuesday night.

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