A fleet of trucks has delivered a huge number of portable toilets to Parliament Square.
They have been lined up in ranks close the the Members Exit.
It is suspected that the breaking news of criminal investigations of Peers and MP's may precipitate a lavatorial crisis of epic proportions.
Other deliveries to Westminster today have included male and female incontinence supplies, as well as 120,000 toilet rolls.
In a bizarre twist, the toilet roll manufacturers' association Bogrolls'R'Us, has announced that for unknown reasons, the national supply of soft toilet tissue has run out. Shiny toilet paper has been supplied instead of the specified Andrex.
Lord Mangleson is expected to protest against the shiny toilet paper as an abuse of his human rights.