Parliament’s bars will not serve alcohol after 10pm, Commons confirms

Announcement follows reports bars in parliament would not have to abide by new Covid rule

Alcohol will not be served after 10pm in parliament in an apparent U-turn, after it emerged that Commons bars would be exempt from strict early closing rules imposed across the country.

Facilities serving alcohol on the parliamentary estate would not have to abide by the earlier closing time because they fell under the description of “a workplace canteen”, the Times reported on Monday.

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