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Press Meals And Facilities

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the right hon. Member for Middles rough (Mr. Bottomley), as representing the House of Commons Commission, if he has received any representations from press owners to continue the financial grants towards the House meals and other facilities; and if he still intends to phase out such grants at the end of the current financial year and rely solely on a subsidy from the taxpayer towards press meals, drinks and other facilities.

The Commission understands that the Press Gallery has not yet determined its own policy on this question, but it will consider the matter further if necessary, after the press has made known its views.