HC Deb 09 March 1993 vol 220 c513W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Prime Minister when catering for No. 10 Downing street was put out to contract; if this took place by public tender; how many tenders were received; and how long the contract will run.

The Prime Minister

There is no single contract for catering for 10 Downing street. Catering for official functions in 10 Downing street is usually arranged by the Government hospitality fund using outside contractors.