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Drink sales (2017)

Request

  1. Can you please let me know the total amount spent on alcohol at each of the bars/restaurants at the House of Commons for the past five years.
  2. Can you break down how much was spent on wine, beer/lager, cider, spirits, champagne at each of the bars/restaurants.
  3. Can you provide figures for the past five years, or if this is not possible within the restrictions, please provide figures for the past three years, or if not possible, the past two years.

 

Response

  1. Can you please let me know the total amount spent on alcohol at each of the bars/restaurants at the House of Commons for the past five years.
  2. Can you break down how much was spent on wine, beer/lager, cider, spirits, champagne at each of the bars/restaurants.
  3. Can you provide figures for the past five years, or if this is not possible within the restrictions, please provide figures for the past three years, or if not possible, the past two years.

Detailed sales figures for any years prior to this have been destroyed in accordance with Parliament’s records disposal policy. However, it may help you to know that some alcohol sales figures for other years have been published on our disclosures pages.

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.