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British Food

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of food served in buildings occupied by his Department was of British origin in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006. (111119)

The DTI has a policy of supporting the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) through the contracted catering services. During the years in question on average 63 per cent. of food products purchased and served in 2005 was produced in the UK and in 2006 the equated to an average of 65 per cent.