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NI public picks up Stormont's £1m dinner bill

£700k run up during Assembly suspension

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Members’ Dining Room at Stormont

Members’ Dining Room at Stormont

Members’ Dining Room at Stormont

Members’ Dining Room at Stormont

Members’ Dining Room at Stormont

More than £1m has been spent subsidising catering at Stormont - including the MLAs' dining room - over the last five years, newly released figures reveal.

This includes more than £700,000 in subsidies during the three years that the Assembly was not sitting.

But the Assembly Commission also noted that the services were fully operational for use by MLAs, staff, the media and the general public while the Executive was shut down, at least until Covid-19 shuttered most of the building in March.