HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c106W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of(a) in-house canteen and (b) other catering services provided by his Department in each of the last four years. [38926]

Ruth Kelly

Expenditure on services provided by the Treasury's caterers was as follows.

In-house staff restaurant and associated facilities:
1997–98 52,709.85
1998–99 39,643.51
1999–2000 129,978.39
2000–01 146,236.35
Other catering services:
1997–98 86,095.73
1998–99 111,245.58
1999–2000 93,426.23
2000–01 106,466.30

This period covers the provision of additional facilities in a second Treasury building, Allington Towers, and the provision of additional snack bar facilities in the main Treasury building. In addition, this period saw the loss of subsidy contribution when other occupants of main Treasury building moved out.

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