HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c734W
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. [129384]

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.