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Royal Parks (Catering Services)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the catering services in the Royal Parks; and whether there has been any improvement following the regular meetings between his officials and the individual caterers.

The caterers have agreed to do all they can to improve their services. I think it right to await the comments of the judges in the competition to be held later this summer before expressing an opinion on current standards.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the report of the working party on contractual and administrative arrangements for catering in the Royal Parks; and which of its recommendations he intends to adopt.

Consultations are taking place with the interested parties. I hope it will be possible for me to make a statement later this summer.