HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 c625W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of running the Department of Health's canteen facilities in(a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available. [184553]

Ms Rosie Winterton

[holding answer 19 July 2004]The Department's canteen facilities are run on a nil subsidy basis and there is no direct payment to the catering contractor. Utilities to the canteen facilities are provided free of charge, but are not separately metered and cost cannot be apportioned.