Food and Drink Subsidy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 28th February 2013.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee 9:30 am, 28th February 2013

Should we not always think of the 12,000 or more passholders beyond the number of Members of Parliament, most of whom are on lower salaries, and consider that it is perfectly in order to have an element of subsidy? Those passholders include journalists who work in the House. Therefore, in trying to be prudent about bringing down the cost of the catering service, we should bear in mind that in many places of work it is quite normal to have an element of subsidy.