Correction letter on House of Commons catering

03 February 2017

An article in The Sun published on 29 January 2017 stated that MPs alone consumed '100,000 chocolates bar and sugary snacks last year' when in fact this also included a range of other pass-holders on the parliamentary estate as well as members of the general public.

In light of these inaccuracies, The Sun today printed a letter correcting this story.

Sir Paul Beresford MP, Chair of the House of Commons Administration Committee, wrote in his letter:

"Please allow me to correct your article 'Podgy MPs gorge themselves on 100,000 chocolate bars and sugary snacks last year'.

The Commons catering facilities serves a wide range of customers in addition to MPs, including staff, civil servants, contractors and journalists and more than a million members of the public each year.

In all of our catering venues we focus on the sale of nutritionally balanced and healthy options."

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