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Halal food


I understand that in 2013 , halal meat wasn't served in the House of Commons. Can you tell me if this is still the case ?



Please note that our response only deals with the catering facilities for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some venues in the Palace of Westminster are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), so you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them for information about their bookings. Requests for information relating to the House of Lords should be directed to

This information is held by the House of Commons. No halal foods are stocked for sale in the House of Commons catering venues. However, halal slaughtered meats may be supplied on a special order, at a customer’s request, for private banqueting functions.