House of Lords bar and restaurant subsidies tops £1.3m - The Telegraph

Taxpayers subsidised peers' food and drink to the tune of more than £1.3m last year, PoliticsHome has found.

The deficit, which is filled by public money, amounted to £1,348,673 in 2014/15.

An FOI has revealed that combined with the subsidy for the House of Commons bars and restaurants, the cost to taxpayers reached above £3.7m.

Dia Chakravarty, Political Director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, attacked the scale of taxpayer support, saying it is "high time" the subsidy stopped.

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House of Lords bar and restaurant subsidies tops £1.3m - The Telegraph
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