House of Commons to spend £420k on wine

29th October, 2012 by Lucy Shaw

The House of Commons is seeking a selection of fine wine from around the world worth up to £420,000, it has emerged.

deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, prime minister David Cameron and foreign secretary William Hague at the House of Commons. Credit: PA Wire

According to the Metro newspaper, would-be suppliers have been warned that the wine should be of hotel or private members’ club standard and “not widely available on the High Street.”

The wording of the tender, which offers a two-year contract to supply the four bars within the House of Commons, has sparked concern that MPs will appear elitist following the resignation of Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell who was accused of calling a police officer a “pleb”.

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One Response to “House of Commons to spend £420k on wine”

  1. Michael Dable says:

    Pound to a penny that Andrew Mitchell will supply the wine!!!!!!!!!!

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