§ Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY
asked the Chairman of the Kitchen Committee what 1940W was the greatest number of House dinners which were served in any three weeks in 1913 before the price was raised; will he state the number of these dinners which have been served during a similar period since the price was increased; has the change affected the profits of the Kitchen Committee; and, if so, to what extent?
§ Colonel LOCKWOOD
The number of Members and their friends dining varies considerably according to the business of the House, and comparative statements for any given period are of little value. For the three weeks ending 14th February, 491 at 2s. were served; and for the three weeks ending 2nd May, 330 at 2s. 6d. During the week preceding the change, 226 at 2s. were served. My Committee are of opinion that, considering the varied menu served, for 2s. 6d. the Members receive full value for their money.