Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (213)

Mary Upton

Ceist:

342 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Education and Science 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. [3067/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The Department of Education and Science has restaurant facilities in Athlone, Dublin and Tullamore. It is the policy of management of the restaurants to provide fresh, nutritious, locally produced food as far as possible, taking account of availability and quality of the required products at a given time. In general fast food is not provided.

The following table shows the approximate percentages in each location.

Location

Purchased produceProduced locally

Purchased produce Imported

Fast Food

%

%

%

Athlone

80

20

3

Dublin

80

20

2

Tullamore

75

25

8