HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 cc96-7
38. Dr. Winstanley

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will seek to arrange that the House of Commons (Services) Committee publishes monthly a statement of the profits earned, expressed as a percentage of turnover, in the Members' Dining Room, Strangers' Dining Room, Members' Cafeteria, Strangers' Cafeteria, Members' Tea Room, Members' Smoke Room and Strangers' Bar.

Mr. Crossman

This matter could be considered, but I think we should first await the statement I hope to make with regard to the finances of the Refreshment Department.

Dr. Winstanley

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many hon. Members are disturbed by the report of the trading situation in these various catering establishments? Since it is hon. Members who are contributing either to the profit or to the loss, as the case may be, surely they are entitled to this very minimal information?

Mr. Crossman

I assure the hon. Member that the anxiety of hon. Members is no greater than that of the members of the Services Committee. It is because of this anxiety that I want to make sure that the Report which we present has looked at all the problems and not merely certain aspects of them.

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