§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council if he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of increases in the various charges made in the Members' Dining Room, Members' Tea Room, cafeterias, and other rooms since the introduction of the Government's wages, salaries and prices standstill, and of the prices now charged for the items which have been increased.
§ Mr. Maxwell
I have been asked to reply.
The only increases authorised since the beginning of the period mentioned by my hon. Friend were those I referred to on Monday last in respect of banqueting charges.
Certain other price increases were authorised before 20th July, 1966, but were not brought into effect until after that date. These included increases of up to two shillings in the table d'hôte lunch and dinner menus in the Members', Strangers' and Press Dining Rooms; a la carte prices were adjusted accordingly, and most articles in cafeterias were increased by a penny. I could not undertake to list the prices of every item involved, in view of the size of the task, and the present shortage of staff in the Refreshment Department.—[Vol. 749, c. 1267.]