HC Deb 24 July 1985 vol 83 c549W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Lord Privy Seal if the Services Committee will consider making refreshment facilities available in the House for large parties of Members' constituents; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Biffen

It is unlikely that accommodation could be provided within the Palace for this purpose; but I understand that the Catering Sub-Committee is already investigating the possibility that, in the context of phase 1 of the Bridge street re-development, the Refreshment Department might make use of the upper floors of St. Stephen's Tavern to provide such a service on a commercial basis. I will refer my hon. Friend's question to the Sub-Committee.

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