An MP's constituency office has been evacuated after a staff member opened an envelope with a suspicious white powdery substance inside.
The worker was quarantined in an ambulance this morning and given a hazard protection suit, said Mike Wood, member for Dudley South.
He says it is yet to be established whether the substance is hazardous, although people have been permitted to return to the office. He added the Fire service and police - who have been contacted by the BBC for comment - were investigating, and parliamentary authorities notified.
It could have been a lot worse. We don’t know what the white powder was, whether talcum powder, or something more sinister."
Mr Wood was not in the office when the substance was discovered.
A letter accompanying the powder, he said, contained an "anti-Islamic rant".