Provision of food and drink for the Department's catering needs in London is provided under contract by Quadrant Catering Limited. The Department's catering needs in Leeds is provided by Eurest Services.
The Department has paid Quadrant Catering Limited and Eurest Services the following sums on food and drink in the last three years:
£ 2005-06 1,076,479 2006-07 952,046 2007-08 887,844
The information requested to identify the amount paid to each supplier is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The Department and its agencies do not have any (a) directly-operated or, (b) franchised catering outlets.
The Department has a contract with Quadrant Catering Limited to supply restaurant and hospitality services to four buildings in London, (Richmond house, Skipton house, Wellington house and New King's Beam house.) Eurest provide catering services to the Department's offices in Quarry house (Leeds) under arrangements through the Department of Work and Pensions.
The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority at Market Towers ((MHRA)—London) has a contract with Bartlett Mitchell to supply a restaurant service which is subsidised by MHRA. The amount is £72,000 per year. This figure is not directly attributed to food and drink and includes the running costs of the restaurant.