Powder sent to United Kingdom parliament found to be harmless

Officers investigate suspicious white powder in Houses of Parliament 1422018

Separately, police said counter-terrorism officers were investigating the incident and an office in parliament, to which the package had been sent, remained closed.

Police said the letter was delivered at around 11.30am (10.30pm AEDT) on Tuesday and is being assessed by specialists.

The package contained white powder, but it is not clear what the substance is. The workplace stays shut as of now, however whatever remains of the Palace of Westminster is open'.

A House of Commons spokesman later confirmed a package had been found containing a white powder that was "non-harmful".

Witnesses reported seeing a heavy police presence around the Houses of Parliament.

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Other buildings were not on lockdown and visitor tours were allowed to continue while officers dealt with the situation.

Detectives examined the letter, which was later found to be "non-harmful". Officers are understood to be examining a "suspicious package".

Relatively few MPs and peers are in Westminster as both houses are in recess, and the package is thought to have been opened by a member of staff.

They stated: "We haven't been told much, yet a bundle has been cleared out".

A message was put out on the annunciators which are displayed on TV screens around Parliament, reading: "Incident in the House of Commons being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police, do not be alarmed".

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