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Recess (Members' Facilities)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will list in detail the reductions to the services and facilities available to hon. Members which take place during the summer recess in both the main buildings and the Norman Shaw blocks.

The Members and Strangers Cafeterias will be closed until Monday 10 September. The Westminster Hall Cafeteria will be closed from Monday 10 September to Tuesday 25 September. When open, all cafeterias will operate between 10 am and 4 pm.The Strangers' Bar will be closed until Monday 3 September and will then be open between 11 am and 3 pm. The Terrace Pavilion and Dining Rooms A to D will be closed until 4 September when they will reopen for banquets.

The Souvenir Kiosk will be open throughout the recess between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm; and the vending machines in the Upper Waiting hall and in Norman Shaw South building will continue to operate.

The Members and Strangers Dining Rooms, the Pugin Room, the Members Tea Room, the Smoking Room, the Harcourt Grill Room, and Annie's Bar will be closed throughout the recess.

Certain other minor services and facilities, usually available to hon. Members when the House is in Session, will not be available for practical or economic reasons.