HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c296W
Mr. Holland

asked the Lord President of the Council what proposals he has for changing the management and the policy of the House of Commons Catering Department

Mr. Foot

My right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Central (Mr. Short) announced on 6th August that a Committee of Enquiry under the Chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Mr. Mikardo) had been set up to consider urgently the present system of financial and operational control over the Refreshment Department of the House and to make recommendations with a view to achieving its financial viability. The Committee is expected to complete its work in the near future and I think we should await its report.

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