HC Deb 21 June 1999 vol 333 c292W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of hospital food which is thrown away annually in England and Wales. [87281]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is not available centrally. However, National Health Service trusts have been advised to monitor food waste regularly and record the value of waste against explicit targets to demonstrate that food budgets are properly used.