Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (300)

Mary Upton

Ceist:

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.