Jaffa Cakes are top snack for MPs
Jaffa Cakes are reportedly the most popular snack eaten by MPs in the House of Commons.
MPs and staff have splashed out £12,991 out of their own pockets on the chocolate and orange treats in the past five years at outlets and shops in the House.
The total spend on 56 types of biscuits over the same period came to £112,698.
Food and drink in the House of Commons is bought at a subsidised price.
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In second place on the list are Crawford's Mini Packs, which include bourbon creams, custard creams, digestives, shortbread, ginger nuts and fruit shortcake.
House of Commons workers spent a total of £16,829 on the Crawford's mini-packs, but because they contain six different biscuits a favourite one could not be established - making Jaffa Cakes the most popular.
A spokesman for the House of Commons said that some biscuits are given out free to MPs and staff during meetings were part of the 'general refreshments costs' which it said 'could not be broken down'.
He said: "The House of Commons procures biscuits for two purposes. Firstly biscuits are purchased for resale within catering and retail outlets in the House. Secondly they can be purchased as part of a refreshments budget for meetings."