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Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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. (164290)

Catering services to meet my Department's requirements are contracted out and provided by commercial suppliers.

Where opportunities arise, my Department is committed to increasing the scope for small and medium-sized enterprises by encouraging our larger suppliers to increase their use of local suppliers within their supply chain.