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British Food

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of food served in buildings occupied by his Department was of British origin in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006. (111115)

All procurement within DFID is undertaken in line with the EC’s procurement rules and to obtain value for money for the Department. Precise records are not maintained, but taking account of seasonal variations, our caterers estimate that 60 per cent. of produce served was of British origin in both 2005 and 2006.