§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the major cooking and catering awards won by the(a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Air Force over the past five years. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Awards have been won by individual Service participants and teams as shown in the following table.303W
Year RN Army RAF 1996 Culinary Olympics—Berlin Culinary Olympics—Berlin Hotelympia 2 Gold Medals Winning Team 2 Gold Medals 1 Silver Medal Gold Medal in Military Class 2 Silver Medals 1 Bronze Medal 1997 Hospitality—Birmingham Heart of England—Birmingham 8 Gold Medals 3 Gold Medals 2 Silver Medals 4 Silver Medals 2 Bronze Medals 10 Bronze Medals 1998 Bournemouth Food Festival Hotelympia 1 Silver Medal 6 Gold Medals Scothot Glasgow 3 Silver Medals 1 Bronze Medal 4 Bronze Medals
In 1998 a Combined Services Culinary Arts Team was formed to rationalise available resources in the interests of efficiency and economy. The Team competed at Expogast in Luxembourg and won 9 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals.