Catering Services in the House of Commons

Written evidence submitted by Claire Clancy, Chief Executive and Clerk, National Assembly for Wales

We have on site catering services provided by a contractor, Charlton House, as follows:

Staff restaurant Breakfast service (Hot and cold cafeteria counters)

Lunchtime service (Hot and cold cafeteria counters)

Coffee Shop Self service tea and coffee, beverages, cakes and confectionery and a range of take away sandwiches, salads and snacks

Members Tea Room 1 Beverages, cakes, confectionery, snacks and bar service

Operates Monday to Thursday during session

Members Tea Room 2 Beverages, cakes, confectionery, snacks and bar service

Operates Tuesday to Thursday during session

Members Restaurant Table service restaurant, lunchtime and evening service

Operates Tuesday to Thursday during session

Public Cafe Tea, coffee, cakes, confectionery and snacks, assisted counter service

In addition, a range of hospitality services are provided in support of meetings and events on the estate. We also have facilities to provide banqueting for up to 100 guests in the main hall of the Pierhead Building.

The Committee may wish to be aware that due to future budget pressures the above facilities and service levels will be reviewed over the next twelve months to assess future requirements and affordability.

September 2010