Backbench Business — House of Commons Administration and Savings Programme

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:22 pm on 8th November 2012.

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Photo of Paul Beresford Paul Beresford Conservative, Mole Valley 2:22 pm, 8th November 2012

My hon. Friend has touched on a key point. He says that the dining rooms are not being used. If he comes in here during recess, he will see people who have bought relatively cheap tickets—compared with other buildings they could visit—and are coming through and enjoying themselves. They are not rich people. If he walks a little further, he will also see empty rooms that could be used—but are not—to the benefit not only of the public but of the House’s finances.