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Departmental Catering

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) food and (b) drinks suppliers have been used by his Department in each of the last three years; and how much his Department paid to each such supplier in each of those years. (248386)

From information held centrally, the Department’s expenditure with its major catering services providers in each of the last three years is as follows:

Supplier

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09 April to November

Baxter Storey

1,791,601.00

1,799,984.00

1,160,628.00

Eurest

335,595.00

508,593.00

340,234.00

Mellors

66,861.20

79,595.73

84,370.00

Aramark

88,434.00

91,985.00

41,677.00

ABM

18,901.00

19,846.00

12,304.00

Just Deli

43,351.00

45,519.00

29,436.00

Star

12,440.00

13,060.00

9,140.00

The ratio of food to beverages expenditure is 55 per cent. to 45 per cent. A detailed analysis of the breakdown of the expenditure on food and beverages across all sites and for all suppliers could be provided only at disproportionate cost.