§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the hon. Member for West Walthamstow, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, to what extent the Refreshment Department is running at a profit or a loss; and if he will give an estimate of the extent to which the taxpayer is subsidising the food consumed by hon. Members and the staff.
§ Mr. McEntee
The accounts of the Refreshment Department of the House of Commons, are now in the hands of the Government Auditors and will be printed and issued to Members very soon. Food consumed by Members and the staff is not being subsidised by the taxpayer