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Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will take steps to ensure that English wine is served exclusively or at the request of guests at meals, parties and receptions hosted by his Department; and if he will make a statement. (164285)

The Government are committed to increase opportunities for small and local suppliers to tender for contracts, thus increasing competition and securing better value for money. The Cabinet Office ensures that in house catering providers include locally produced goods as part of their menus.