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Departmental Food

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (300187)

Since the start of the current contract for provision on 1 April 2009 (and thus from when figures are available) the proportions of UK production of the categories in question up to 31 October 2009 are:

Percentage

(a)

Lamb

34.02

(b)

Beef

86.44

(c)

Chicken

75.29

(d)

Pork

82.53

(e)

Turkey

100.00

(f)

Other meats

18.66

(g)

Fresh fruit and vegetables

40.60

1 Including sausages and burgers.

It is not possible to provide separate figures for fruit and vegetables.