§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on food by his Department in(a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03; what proportion of that food by value was produced in the United Kingdom; what guidance he has issued to encourage the procurement of home-grown food; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Touhig
The Wales Office has a complement of 55 and does not provide a catering service for staff.
It is not possible to determine how much of the hospitality budget was spent on food; we always ask catering companies to use Welsh produce where possible.