Drink stock - orders (2015)
Information on the stock orders for Strangers Bar.
Please provide itemised stock orders, including detail on quantities ordered, for each of the last three years, if possible grouped by month.
This information is held by the House of Commons. Monthly data, from January 2013 to December 2015:
Please note that information about item costs has been redacted from these documents. These products have been supplied at commercially competitive rates. We have concluded that this information is exempt under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the exemption for commercial interest) in that the House of Commons considers the disclosure of this information would be prejudicial to the House’s and our suppliers’ commercial interests.
We have considered the public interest in transparency in procurement processes for items destined for onwards resale being conducted in an open and honest way. We have also considered how the disclosure of the amount spent on alcohol stock would prejudice the negotiating position of our suppliers with other customers, placing them at a competitive disadvantage and making them less able to compete fairly out in the open market. This would also have a negative effect on the purchasing function of the House of Commons as it would be likely to mean that prices would increase affecting our ability to run the commercial aspects of our business effectively. In these circumstances it is our view that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.