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Catering Sales - confectionery/soft drinks (2017)

Request

Please provide a breakdown of confectionery sales in Commons catering outlets and gift shops for the whole of 2016?

If possible, please also provide a breakdown of soft-drinks sales.

 

 

Response

The number of items of confectionary and soft drinks sold in the House of Commons catering outlets for 2016.
Please note, the House of Commons Catering Service holds sales records by financial periods only, rather than calendar month, so records cover the period from 25 December 2015 to 22 December 2016. For your information, the dates of the financial periods for these months are:

  • Period 10 (25 December 2015 - 21 January 2016)
  • Period 11 (22 January 2016 – 18 February 2016)
  • Period 12 (19 February 2016 – 24 March 2016)
  • Period 1 (25 March 2016 – 21 April 2016)
  • Period 2 (22 April 2016 – 19 May 2016)
  • Period 3 (20 May 2016 – 23 June 2016)
  • Period 4 (24 June 2016 – 21 July 2016)
  • Period 5 (22 July 2016 – 18 August 2016)
  • 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)


The number of confectionery items sold in retail outlets; soft drinks are not sold in these venues.
These records are held by calendar months and cover the sales of confectionary from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Please also note that the customers who use these venues include around 15,500 pass-holders (MPs’ staff, House staff, civil servants, contractors, Peers, members of the Press Gallery, etc., as well as MPs). The customer base also includes over a million non-pass holding visitors to Parliament. Food and drink prices are regularly reviewed and set at levels benchmarked against similar outlets outside of Parliament.