Catering Services in the House of Commons

Written evidence submitted by Stephen Williams MP

Re the latest committee update and request for views on catering, I would like to offer the following view on catering in the members’ dining rooms. Last night I wanted only one course from the buffet table as I was taking part in a debate. I was told that I would have to pay £15 whether I had one course or three plus coffee! Fixed price menus are common in restaurants but surely the price could be broken down to its components. I’m sure the House should not be encouraging Members to get fat for £15.

October 2010