Dear House of Commons,
Please inform of the total alcohol sales in House of Commons bars and restaurants plus a breakdown of the amounts spent on wine, spirits and beer for the months November and December 2016 and January 2017. thanks

Yours faithfully,

m.spaven

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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Dear M Spaven,

 

Freedom of Information request F17-093

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 10 February 2017,
received by us on the same date, 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 10 March 2017.

 

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quoted above and in the subject line of this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Price

IRIS Support Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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Dear M Spaven,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-093

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked for
the total alcohol sales in House of Commons bars and restaurants,
including a breakdown of the amounts spent on wine, spirits and beer for
November and December 2016 and January 2017.

 

This information is held by the House of Commons. Please find attached
details of alcohol sales in the House of Commons catering outlets from 21
October 2016 to 19 January 2017, including a breakdown of the amounts
spent on wine, spirits and beer.  

 

Please note, the House of Commons Catering Service holds sales records by
financial periods only, rather than calendar month. The dates of the
financial periods for these months are:

 

Period 8 (21 October 2016 – 17 November 2016)

Period 9 (18 November 2016 – 22 December 2016)

Period 10 (23 December 2016 – 19 January 2017)

 

Please also note that the customers who use these venues include around
15,500 pass-holders (MPs’ staff, House staff, civil servants, contractors,
Peers, members of the Press Gallery, etc., as well as MPs). The customer
base also includes over a million non-pass holding visitors to Parliament.
Food and drink prices are regularly reviewed and set at levels benchmarked
against similar outlets outside of Parliament.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

Lauren Puckey | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

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Dear FOI Commons,

Hi, many of the figures you have sent make no sense. please clean up the amounts and send in a legible format.

Yours sincerely,

m.spaven

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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Dear M Spaven,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We apologise if the data we provided in response to your Freedom of
Information request was not in a readable format. The information was
originally provided to you in Excel .CSV format (Comma Separated Value)
and this is the standard format used by the House of Commons for the
disclosure of datasets.

 

It may help if I explain our reasoning for sending you the data in this
format. Recent legislation has amended the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) and public authorities are required to publish datasets, in a
reusable format, in their publication schemes. Not only do we have a legal
obligation to publish datasets in response to requests under FOIA, but we
are also considering datasets for proactive publication on a case by case
basis. The House of Commons and Digital Service have committed to certain
strategic goals.  Publishing data in a re-usable format contributes to our
goals by promoting an open and transparent way of doing business and by
ensuring that Members, staff and the public are well-informed.

 

In line with the above, the House of Commons publishes all Freedom of
Information responses which include a dataset and .CSV is a format
enabling the data to be machine readable and capable of re-use. In
essence, a CSV document is a spreadsheet with all the formatting stripped
out and can be readable by all machines. 

 

However, under the FOIA, it is our duty to provide advice and assistance
to individuals making requests for information. Therefore, please find
attached an updated Excel document, containing the information requested.

 

Once again, do accept our apologies if the data was not presented in a
readable format and we hope the attached is sufficient.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Lauren

 

 

Lauren Puckey | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

Tel: 0207 219 4025 | Text Relay: 18001 219 4025 | Fifth Floor, 14 Tothill
St, London SW1H 9NB

 

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