HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 cc1340-1
Q8. Mr. Bidwell

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements he has made or proposes to make for the provision of refreshments for visitors to No. 10 Downing Street.

The Prime Minister

Whatever is appropriate.

Mr. Bidwell

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Question is partly inspired by reports that he had to send out for beer and sandwiches when he met the miners' leaders, in spite of the experiences set forth by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition? The Prime Minister seemed totally unprepared on this occasion, as he was for the miners' strike itself. It is also partly inspired by the fact that when the hon. Member for South all has walked all the way from Clerkenwell Green and other places protesting about the right hon. Gentleman's immigration Bill, and against the rise of racialism and Fascism, he has not even been able to get a cup of tea at No. 10 Downing Street. Will not the right hon. Gentleman agree that he did very well out of the last Budget, that he will probably do well out of today's Budget and that he can afford much better?

The Prime Minister

Members of the miners' executive who came to No. 10 asked for tea, sandwiches, beer and whisky, and they were supplied with tea, sandwiches, beer and whisky.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Can my right hon. Friend say whether Wincarnis is still being served?