HC Deb 10 March 1980 vol 980 cc457-8W
34. Mr. Dubs

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he now has to improve office accommodation for hon. Members.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The Services Committee continues to try to make the best use of the accommodation currently available. The only long-term solution to ordered for staff of the Refreshment Department; and what consideration was given to British manufacturers in respect of this order.

Mr. Charles Irving

I have been asked to reply.

A total of 104 shirts in seven sizes were ordered. The Catering Sub-Committee has given full freedom to the general manager of the Refreshment Department to exercise his commercial judgment to make purchases at the lowest possible price taking into account quality for quality.