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House of Lords splashes nearly £2m on alcohol

by LLB Editor
13th Nov 20 11:21 am

The House of Lords splashed out nearly £2m on alcohol over the last five years, new figures show.

The includes an expenditure of almost £1m on wine and £266,000 on beer.

Meanwhile, The House of Commons spent £1.07m on drinks between 2017 to 2020, figures show. The House of Lords noted purchased food and drink is ‘resold above cost price’

National Obesity Forum chairman Tam Fry said: “The Palace of Westminster should be alcohol free.

“It is frightening that liquor is so readily available when the people we send to work there need a clear head for the jobs they have to do.

“If your average commuter has to pop out for a drink at lunchtime and, maybe, pick up another one on the way home, why should his representative not have to, too?

“There are bars a’plenty within easy reach of the building.”

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