The Foreign Office is hiring a cat to wage war on mice inside the famous building in Whitehall.
Palmerston will be living at one of the country’s most famous addresses among the UK’s top diplomats and ministers.
Foreign Office bosses has been quick to point out he will be no burden on the taxpayer.
“Palmerston’s domestic posting will have zero cost to the public purrse as a staff kitty will be used to pay for him and all aspects of his welfur.”
The Foreign Office statement also said: “Palmerston is HM Diplomatic Service’s newest arrival and in the role of FCO Chief Mouser will assist our pest controllers in keeping down the number of mice in our King Charles Street building.
“We have worked closely with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on Palmerston’s deployment and they have inspected his new home, as they do for all pawtential new owners of their rescue cats.”
The two year old domestic short hair was found wandering the streets of London. He was hungry, underweight, and had no microchip, meaning his previous owners could not be traced.
Battersea’s Head of Catteries, Lindsey Quinlan told Newsbeat: “”He’s a very confident cat, loves being with people, and enjoys a good chin rub.