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Departmental Food

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the quantity of food waste generated by his Department in each year for which figures are available. (310817)

Within the Department for Transport, on-site catering services are only available at the Department’s main headquarters building in London, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) sites in Swansea, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Training and Development centre in Cardington (Bedfordshire) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) HQ in Bristol.

The requested information is not recorded at our main headquarters building in London nor is it recorded at the DVLA or at VOSA.

Since July 2009, all food waste at the DSA Training and Development Centre in Cardington has been sent for recycling by anaerobic digestion and then converted into energy. Between July 2009 to December 2009, 3.76 tonnes of food waste has been recycled.