MP, want to conceal your financial (and other) affairs? Keep your dirty linen in Parliament!

An interesting remark in an article about millionaire former Cabinet Minister Cecil Parkinson (a favourite of Mrs Thatcher) where his former secretary and lover bemoans the financial plight of her disabled daughter, his acknowledged child, who was given minimal support during his lifetime:

“Cecil spent much of his time setting up offshore funds in the Bahamas and elsewhere,’ she says ‘He used to keep all relevant papers in the House of Commons as the Inland Revenue couldn’t raid it because it is considered a Royal Palace.”

Wonder how many current MPs (so many, many of whom are millionaires) have their dirty linen stored in their filing cabinets in Parliament?