Dear House of Commons,
I would like you to provide me with the menus, wine lists, and bar tariffs for all cafes, restaurants, and bars within the House of Commons 'estate', separated by premises and indicating which are open to the general public, which are only open to the public on the invitation of members, and which are open strictly to members only.
If the entirety of this information is already in the public domain published on the internet, then please indicate where it is published.
Dear Mr Gray
Thank you for your request for information dated 16 August 2010, received by us on the same day 18 August 2010, which is copied below.
We will endeavour to respond to your request promptly but in any case within 20 working days i.e. on or before 16 September 2010.
If you have any queries about your request, please use the request number quoted in the subject line of this email.
Freedom of Information Assistant
On 16 August 2010 I sent you a FOI request (at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ba...), which you have not yet responded to, as you are required by law.
Given that the information requested was very easy for you to assemble, I do not see why you should not have been able to supply it within a turnaround time of a few days; the fact of you having exceeded the time allocated is unacceptable.
Dear Mr Gray
Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.
There are 15 different venues across the estate. The Jubilee Cafe offers unrestricted access to the public and in most other venues the public are permitted as a guest of a pass holder. There are three venues - Members Dining Room, Members Tea Room and Members Smoking Room (a historic name, smoking is not permitted) which are for Members only.
Tariffs are attached. Cafeteria prices have been increased in August in line with those charged in Government Department staff restaurants, prices in the dining rooms and for private functions (banqueting) will be increased from October. Further information about upcoming budget savings is available here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2....
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If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Thank you for your response; to clarify, are the tariff sheets attached the same prices which apply to all bars, cafeterias, and restaurants across the estate regardless of who has access to them, or do different bars, cafeterias, and restaurants have different tariffs ?
Dear Mr Gray,
Thank you for your email. All tariffs apply across the estate as a general
We note that you have asked for an internal review in a separate email
dated 14.09.2010. We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you
would like us to proceed, and if so, please could you specify the nature
of your complaint.
Freedom of information Co-ordinator
Thank you - I am no longer requesting an internal review.
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