§ Mr. Lewis
asked the hon. Member for Woolwich, West, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, if he will publish in Hansard a table of figures showing the charges for the various snacks and meals supplied in the Members' Tea Room; the prices paid for these commodities by the Kitchen Committee; and how these charges and costs compared with a given date in each of the last six years.
§ Mr. Steward
It is regretted that records of prices charged for the various snacks and meals supplied in the Members' Tea Room during the past six years are not available, other than those given in my reply to a Written Question on 23rd November, 1953.
I understand that no menus, showing prices charged in the Members' Tea Room during that period, have been printed, as prices have often been altered daily to allow for fluctuating costs.
In regard to prices paid, it is not the normal practice, either for a Government 288W Department or a trading concern, to disclose these figures even if they are available.