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House Of Commons Kitchen Accounts

Volume 180: debated on Wednesday 7 August 1907

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I beg to ask the hon. Member for Mid-Derbyshire whether he will present to this House a complete account of the receipts and expenditure of the Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms for the Session.

The recent Report of the Kitchen Committee was presented in the same form as in previous years. It was a correct account of purchases, sales, and prices, and meals supplied up to date.

Will the hon. Member answer my Question? Will he present a complete balance-sheet of receipts and expenditure for the session? I want to know what has become of the balance of £872 12s. 3d. of the subsidy unaccounted for.

If the hon. Member will do me the honour of taking tea with me in my private room, I shall be pleased to supply the information.

The hon. Member for Sutherland is not the only Member interested in this question. Are all the Members to have tea with the Chairman of the Kitchen Committee?

May I ask, if I am to meet my hon. friend, whether he will provide something more substantial than tea?

I may remind my hon. friend that this is a temperance House. I think the hon. Member for St. Pancras is a member of the Kitchen Committee and should himself be in possession of the information asked for.