Dear House of Lords,
Can you please let me know the total amount spent on alcohol at each of the bars/restaurants at the House of Lords for the past 10 years - breaking the spending down year-by-year.
Can you break down how much was spent on wine, beer/lager, cider, spirits, champagne at each of the bars/restaurants.
Can you provide figures for the past 10 years, or if this is not possible within the restrictions, please provide figures for the past five years, or if not possible, the past two years.
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Dear Stian Alexander,
I am writing in response to your request to the House of Lords, copied below.
You have asked for a breakdown of spending by year and alcoholic drink type in each House of Lords outlet for the past 10 years. We do not hold this level of detail for the whole of the time period requested. I have therefore provided as much information that is available and relevant to your request.
The first spreadsheet (HOL Beverage sales 2008-2015) details the total spend on beverages in each House of Lords outlet broken down by financial year. Please note these figures include minerals and soft drinks. We are only able to provide seven years of data in this format, which has been extracted from our current finance system, introduced in 2008.
The second spreadsheet (HOL Beverage sales data 2014-15) includes a detailed breakdown by alcoholic drink type. This information is drawn from the House of Lords EPOS system. This system only holds detailed data for 24 calendar months excluding the current month. Information previous to this, is no longer held. We have therefore provided you with the most recent financial year's data.
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