||The Committee has made the following statement on its decision:
“The Petitions Committee has decided not to schedule a debate on this petition.
This is because the petition is based on a misunderstanding. It argues that the cost of food and drink in Parliament should be higher, because MPs are well paid.
It’s not only MPs who can buy food and drink in the House of Commons. Catering services are also available to everyone else who works in the House of Commons, including staff who earn lower wages and work irregular hours. Some outlets are also available to visitors and members of the public. MPs make up only a very small proportion of the people who can buy food and drink in Parliament.
You can find out more about the cost of catering in the House of Commons here: