HL Deb 13 October 2000 vol 617 c60WA
Baroness Whitaker

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What scope there is for using the House of Lords shop as a showcase for modern British design. [HL4089]

The Chairman of Committees

The merchandise on sale at the House of Lords gift shop is selected by the Refreshment Department, taking account of quality, price and appropriateness. I understand that the Refreshment Department keeps the product lines under constant review and any suggestions about the merchandise should be made to it. However, constraints of space mean that there are severe limits on the range of products which can be offered and any new lines would necessarily be at the expense of those currently stocked.