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 John Thurso John Thurso Chair, Finance and Services Committee, Chair, Finance and Services Committee 9:30 am, 28th February 2013

My right hon. Friend makes a valuable point. It is worth noting that the gross profit, or kitchen profit, made in the dining rooms is at the high end of the scale and extremely comparable to high street restaurants. The subsidy is needed far more in the canteens, which are enjoyed by passholders on far more modest salaries.