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Catering subsidy (2015)

Request

The net subsidy for each of the Commons catering outlets, for each of the past four years.

 

 

Response

The House of Commons has more than halved total catering costs since the beginning of the last parliament.  Catering services are provided for customers including 13,000 pass holders, as well as members of the public and visitors.  Much of the net cost arises because of the irregular hours and unpredictability of parliamentary business.  Food and drink prices are regularly reviewed and set at levels benchmarked against similar outlets outside of Parliament.