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Drinks sales (2016)

Request

  1. The number of drinks sold in the Houses of Parliament which are subsidised during January 2016
  2. The total amount in pounds that this subsidy came to.
  3. The number of drinks sold in the Houses of Parliament which are subsidised during February 2016
  4. The total amount in pounds this subsidy came to.
  5. Who is eligible for subsidised drinks in the Houses of Parliament.

 

Response

Please note that our response only deals with drinks sold in catering outlets for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some catering outlets are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act therefore, you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them.

  1. The number of drinks sold in the Houses of Parliament which are subsidised during January 2016
    and
  2. The total amount in £ that this subsidy came to.
    and
  3. The number of drinks sold in the Houses of parliament which are subsidised during February 2016
    and
  4. The total amount in £ this subsidy came to.
    This information is not held by the House of Commons.
    Whilst information about the total cost of running catering services in the House of Commons is published annually on the parliamentary website, these costs are not broken down into categories such as drinks. It may interest you to know that House of Commons has more than halved total catering costs since the beginning of the last Parliament. Food and drink prices are regularly reviewed and set at levels benchmarked against similar outlets outside of Parliament.
    In addition, details of products served and tariffs are routinely published.
  5. Who is eligible for subsidised drinks in the Houses of Parliament.
    This information is held by the House of Commons. Catering services, including a wide range of beverages, are provided for customers who include 13,000 passholders as well as members of the public, contractors and visitors.
    Further details about access to the catering venues are published here.