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Departmental Catering

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) directly-operated and (b) franchised catering outlets his Department and its agencies provides for staff. (249086)

The Department has a Private Finance Initiative contract with Trillium for the provision of fully fitted and serviced accommodation, which includes catering. Trillium delivers the catering service through its service partner, Eurest.

Catering is provided in 133 Department for Work and Pensions locations. All of these catering outlets are directly operated by Eurest and there are no franchised outlets. A list of all 133 locations which have catering outlets has been placed in the Library.