Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (235)

Mary Upton

Question:

364 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism 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. [3069/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The provision of the canteen facilities at my Department's headquarters in Kildare Street is the responsibility of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. There is no canteen facility at my Department's offices in Frederick Buildings.

The restaurant and canteen facilities at the National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street, Collins Barracks, and Turlough Park House, Castlebar, County Mayo, are provided under licence by private caterers. There are no such facilities at the National Archives or the National Library of Ireland.