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House of Commons Commission (Annual Report)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:10 pm on 3rd November 2005.

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Photo of Martin Salter Martin Salter Labour, Reading West 4:10 pm, 3rd November 2005

The hon. Gentleman rightly highlights the scandalous fact that the subsidy is £6 million, but I have never read anywhere—in this report or even in the minutes of the Catering Committee—how much subsidy per meal that works out at. It was put to me that if we divided that £6 million subsidy by the number of meals that it paid for, we might find that it was cheaper for hon. Members to be taken by taxi to the Savoy Grill.