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Drink sales (2017)

Request

The total spend on alcohol in Parliament bars from 1st January 2016 to the present day, broken down by month and alcohol type.

 

Response

Please note that our response only deals with the catering venues for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some venues in Parliament are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act. You may wish to consider forwarding your request to them. Requests for information relating to the House of Lords should be directed to FOILORDS@parliament.uk.

Please note, the House of Commons Catering Service holds sales records by financial periods only, rather than calendar month and therefore our response covers the period 25 December 2015 to 22 June 2017. For your information, the dates of the financial periods for these months are:

2015/16
Period 10 (25 December 2015 to 21 January 2016)
Period 11(22 January 2016 to 18 February 2016)
Period 12 (19 February 2016 to 24 March 2016)

2016/17
Period 01 (25 March 2016 to 21 April 2016)
Period 02 (22 April 2016 to 19 May 2016)
Period 03 (20 May 2016 to 23 June 2016)
Period 04 (24 June 2016 to 21 July 2016)
Period 05 (22 July 2016 to 18 August 2016)
Period 06 (19 August 2016 to 22 September 2016)
Period 07 (23 September 2016 to 20 October 2016)
Period 08 (21 October 2016 to 17 November 2016)
Period 09 (18 November 2016 to 22 December 2016)
Period 10 (23 December 2016 to 19 January 2017)
Period 11 (20 January 2017 to 16 February 2017)
Period 12 (17 February 2017 to 23 March 2017)

2017/18
Period 01 (24 March 2017 to 20 April 2017)
Period 02 (21 April 2017 to 18 May 2017)
Period 03 (19 May 2017 to 22 June 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.