This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Stop serving subsidised alcohol in the House of Lords and the House of Commons

Between 2010 and 2015 the House of Lords bought in 17,000 bottles of Champagne. That's an average of 21 bottles per peer over the space of the Parliament. End this injustice during a time of so called austerity.

More details

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/07/champagne-house-of-lords-reform-taxpayer

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/lords-refuse-to-cut-costs-because-champagne-quality-would-suffer--gkRgp-6Cux

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/13/house-of-lords-champagne-bottles_n_5314285.html

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

We could accept a petition calling for the House of Commons to stop serving subsidised alcohol in its bars.

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