Bar sales (2016)
The monthly totals by item sold, including the price of the item, for the months of September, October, November & December 2016 in all bars across the Parliamentary estate?
Please note that our response only deals with drinks from venues for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some venues on the parliamentary estate are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, therefore you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them.
The information you request is held by the House of Commons.
Please note, the House of Commons holds sales records by financial periods only, rather than calendar month. For your information, the dates of the financial periods for these months are:
Period 6 (19 August 2016 – 22 September 2016)
Period 7 (23 September 2016 – 20 October 2016)
Period 8 (21 October 2016 – 17 November 2016)
Period 9 (18 November 2016 – 22 December 2016)
It may interest you to know that House of Commons has more than halved total catering costs since the beginning of the last Parliament. Catering services including beverages are provided for customers including 13,000 pass holders, as well as members of the public and visitors. Food and drink prices are regularly reviewed and set at levels benchmarked against similar outlets outside of Parliament.