In December last year, 15 rooms in the Palace of Westminster became available for private hire by members of the public. These include the Macmillan Room and Attlee Suite (Portcullis House,) the members’ dining room, Jubilee Room, the Pugin Room and Moncrieff’s. Of these 15, I wish to know the following:
- How many times have any of those rooms been hired for private functions by members of the public?
For each hiring, please detail the date, which rooms were hired, the cost and the reason for the event, e.g. wedding, christening, party.
- During the same period of time (since December 2013), how many times have any of those 15 rooms been hired by members of parliament?
For each of these hirings, please detail the date, which rooms were hired, the cost to the member and the reason for the event, e.g. wedding, christening, party. If the MP was sponsoring an event held by an external organisation, please include the name of the organisation.