PAMPERED MPs want free meals after complaining of MICE and “stinking” cut-price grub in the Commons.
They want taxpayers to pick up the entire bill for all they scoff.
Many complain of “weird” menus served up in “Soviet-style” restaurants INFESTED with mice — and say the food is not worth paying for. But taxpayers fork out£5.8MILLION a year to subsidise their meals.
One MP wrote: “I saw a mouse in the Members’ Tea Room about which I made comment to a member of staff. The member of staff was pretty matter of fact — to the point that I got the impression that the sight of a rodent was par for the course!”
Scores moaned about the standard of their heavily-subsidised food in a survey of politicians and their staff.
They whinged about the wine waiters and complained that coffee bar staff did not know the difference between a cappuccino and a latte.
The complaints about the cheap meals and wine at Westminster come in a survey of MPs and their staff conducted by private pollsters — costing taxpayers another £27,790.
Details obtained under Freedom of Information laws lay bare the full extent of the dissatisfaction. A typical meal — rib-eye steak with hand-cut chips and Béarnaise sauce — costs two quid — £7.80, less a taxpayers’ subsidy of £5.92.
But one MP whinged: “The restaurants are Soviet-style. Vegetables are horrendously overcooked, meat is often raw.
“Sandwiches taste like they have been frozen for three months. It’s a shocker.”
Another blasted: “The food is really starting to stink.”