§ Mr. Dennis Turner
To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for North-East Hertfordshire (Mr. Heald) on 27 November 2003,Official Report, column 129, what the change in demand for the Members' Dining Room has been since the change in sitting hours of the House. 
§ Mr. Hain
I inadvertently gave a figure of five per cent. for the increase in demand for the Members' Dining Room since the new sitting hours came into effect. The correct figure was 0.5 per cent. based on a comparison of covers served in January-October 2003 against January-October 2002. I am grateful for this opportunity to correct the record.