Ps’ appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition’s austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger numbers of bottles each year to replenish the House of Commons’ stock.

House of Commons officials revealed that they have spent £275,221 buying in more than 25,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition took over in May 2010, which MPs and their staff can enjoy in Parliament’s bars and restaurants.

The details were revealed in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Huffington Post UK.

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