EXCLUSIVE: Lavish House of Lords restaurants serving cut-price lobster, caviar and guinea fowl lose £2million a year... and YOU pick up the bill


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The upper chamber's controversial catering subsidy increased by £100,000 last year according to official figures released this week. The lavish subsidy allows peers to enjoy fine-dining at knock-down prices. Overall, the taxpayer subsidy for the eight House of Lords bars and restaurants jumped from £1.85m to £1.95m between 2012/13 to 2013/14. The Peers' Dining Room alone required £886,996 of taxpayers' money to keep going.

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