Heavily subsidised bar prices in the House of Commons have left many people wondering how many MPs have time for a second job.
With a pint of Carling costing just £3.30 and the Cellarman’s Reserve coming in at £2.60 it is easily the cheapest place to drink in central London, with many local Westminster establishments charging double that price.
Compare that to the nearest pubs – where most burgers cost more than £15 – and you can say our elected representatives are getting a fair amount of bang for their buck!
According to the latest stats taxpayers stumped up £57,000 a week to subsidise food and drink for politicians across both houses.
In the House of Commons the public had to find £1.7 million to fund MPs, their staff and guests in bars, canteens and restaurants.
The Terrace Cafeteria received a £646,000 subsidy, while the Peers’ Dining Room in the House of Lords was propped up by some £779,257 – leading to Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tyler to describe it as the “best day care centre for the elderly in London”.