§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT as much detailed information as may be readily available giving the prices which are paid by the Refreshment Department for stated items of food and the retail charge made to Members in their cafeteria, tea-room and dining rooms; what is the cost of an individual pork pie to the Refreshment Department and that charged to Members; and what is the recommended price of the manufacturers and suppliers.
I have been asked to reply. It is not usual commercial practice to publish the prices paid for supplies. I would be glad to discuss the matter with the hon. Member if he so wishes.