Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (123)

Mary Upton


252 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food his policy in respect of provision of local, nutritious food in the canteens and restaurants in the Department; the percentage of the purchased provisions which are produced locally; the percentage which is imported; the percentage of the food on sale which is fast food; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3064/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The restaurant in Agriculture House is run as a dining club. The canteens in the Department's regional offices in Wexford, Portlaoise and Castlebar are the subject of franchise agreements. I understand the bulk of the food used by the franchise holders is purchased locally and is of Irish origin.