§ Michael Fabricant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the(a) crockery, (b) cutlery and (c) glassware procured by his Department over the last five years is of British manufacture. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
It is Government policy that all procurement decisions are taken on the grounds of value for money.
The percentage of crockery, cutlery and glassware, which is of British manufacture, procured by the Department in 2002–03 is as follows:
Percentage Crockery 65 Cutlery 25 Glassware 7.5
Information on the percentage of crockery, cutlery and glassware procured prior to 2002 and its origin of manufacture is not available and could only be obtained by incurring disproportionate costs.1658W