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MPs complain of ‘soggy porridge' in House of Commons

19 September 2013 by
MPs complain of ‘soggy porridge' in House of Commons

Complaints of soggy porridge, watery soup and rude staff have been received about the quality of food and service in the House of Commons by MPs.

The gripes, which have been revealed in a Freedom of Information request, also include a lack of chips, cold curry and not enough English dishes, according to the Metro.

One diner was "horrified" when told the Strangers' Dining Room has run out of certain vintages of wine, while another complained when he received no change after putting £2 into a vending machine for a £1.75 sandwich.

The average price of beer in the House of Commons is just £1.75 as a result of an input of £5m from taxpayers which provides MPs with a 75% subsidy on food and drink.

Around 1.5 million diners annually are catered for across the House of Commons' 20 bars and restaurants.

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