Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (300)

Mary Upton


429 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Transport 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. [3071/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Catering in my Department is provided by private companies. They are required to provide a variety of food including soup, sandwiches, rolls, salads and a choice of hot lunches. I have no information as to their sources of food supplies. Fast food, such as that supplied in larger commercial outlets, is not served in my Department's canteens.