HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 c414W
Mr. Nicholas Winteron

asked the Lord President of the Council what reply he has sent to the letter dated 26th January 1976 from Mr. Terry Pattinson, a member of the National Executive of CAMRA, regarding the possibility of introducing traditional draught beers, into one of the bars of the House of Commons.

Mr. Dunn

I have been asked to reply.

The following is the reply sent on my behalf to Mr. Pattinson on 5th February by the Catering Manager of the Refreshment Department. In order that you may understand the difficulties a little more I would like to explain that the construction of the bars in general is hardly suitable for the serving of normal draught beer at the moment, and in the vicinity of these bars there is no possible space available for our use to enable us to use traditional draught beer, quite apart from the fact that cellar space is also tight. With regard to your last paragraph, I am afraid information is not available regarding the situation thirty years ago with regard to the service of beer.