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Drink sales (2017)

Request

The total alcohol sales in House of Commons bars and restaurants plus a breakdown of the amounts spent on wine, spirits and beer for the months November and December 2016 and January 2017.

 

Response

Details of alcohol sales in the House of Commons catering outlets from 21 October 2016 to 19 January 2017, including a breakdown of the amounts spent on wine, spirits and beer. 

Please note, the House of Commons Catering Service holds sales records by financial periods only, rather than calendar month. The dates of the financial periods for these months are:

  • Period 8 (21 October 2016 – 17 November 2016)
  • Period 9 (18 November 2016 – 22 December 2016)
  • Period 10 (23 December 2016 – 19 January 2017)

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.