In this report the Administration Committee makes proposals to cut catering costs in the House of Commons by Ap1.25 million by 2014 - 15, and to widen access to cafes and restaurants. Recommendations include: further proposals for future cost savings; opening restaurants and the Terrace to the public for meals or afternoon teas on days when Parliament is not sitting; a staff discount scheme; generating more income through merchandising, including a new high street shop; looking at the possibility of merging Commons and Lords catering services to save on shared costs; widening access to dining rooms, and giving journalists in the Press Gallery access to a restaurant in Portcullis House instead of their own dining room.Greater staff knowledge of practice in the commercial sector could also be achieved by organising more placements in the private sector to broaden customer service skills and knowledge. The department already undertakes some a#39;mysteryanbsp;...
|Title||:||Catering and Retail Services in the House of Commons|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Administration Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2011-05-10|