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Fish

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much fish was procured by his Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such fish met the Marine Stewardship Council standard in each such year, broken down by species. (217884)

Records of fish purchases made on behalf of the Department by its catering contractor are only available for the three years to 2008.

Where available, it is the first choice of our contractor to source seafood from Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries.

The breakdown of these purchases are shown in the following tables.

Fish quantities and values

Type

Portions

Value (£)

2008

Cod

2,515

2,371

Cod—Fish Fingers

1,320

121

Cod—Fish Cakes

616

151

Hoki Fillets

630

486

Snapper

192

327

Haddock

1,548

1,271

Hake

50

49

Mackerel

396

233

Plaice

430

367

Salmon Fish Cakes

720

247

Salmon

560

505

Tuna

760

987

Sub total

9,737

2007

Cod

2,159

2,377

Cod—Fish Fingers

2,160

159

Cod—Fish Cakes

1,054

176

Hoki Fillets

180

130

Snapper

40

78

Haddock

1,517

1,334

Hake

480

168

Monk Fish Tails

40

46

Barracuda

74

74

Hoki Fillets

60

49

Lemon Sole

175

197

Pollack

330

169

Mackerel

72

39

Plaice

136

128

Salmon Fish Cakes

1,480

181

Salmon

667

1,451

Tuna

306

364

Sub total

10,930

2006

Cod

2,862

3,272

Cod—Fish Fingers

3,000

269

Cod—Fish Cakes

656

146

Hoki Fillets

30

21

Lemon Sole

110

98

Snapper

Haddock

1,742

1,351

Hake

Mackerel

90

51

Marlin

150

150

Plaice

498

537

Grouper

34

34

Salmon Fish Cakes

1,400

208

Salmon

640

636

Tilapia

162

145

Sole

240

212

Tuna

60

115

Trout

30

46

Sub total

11,704

Fish quantities and values

Type

Weight—kilogram (KG)

Value (£)

2008

Coley

9.08

38

Calamari

1

6

Seafood Sticks

12

46

Mussels Greenlip

4

21

King Prawns

58

659

Prawns

128

912

Smoked Salmon

14

260

Sub Total

226.08

Total

9,057

2007

Coley

44.7

192

Crab Claws

5.4

82

Calamari

Seafood Sticks

11

33

Mussels Greenlip

13

36

King Prawns

76

904

Prawns

150

850

Smoked Salmon

77

734

Scampi

9

66

Squid

10

11

Sub Total

396.1

Total

10,027

2006

Coley

4.54

50

Calamari

John Dory

20

120

Seafood Sticks

4

21

Mussels Greenlip

3

20

King Prawns

80

1,824

Prawns

60

389

Smoked Salmon

73

603

Sword Fish

150

80

Scampi

0

0

Scallops

1

17

Sub Total

395.54

Total

10,415