Nick Smith – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Nick Smith on 2016-05-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the annual budget is for food produced for her Department’s offices; and what proportion of food produced for her Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for which figures are available.

Mr Desmond Swayne

Department for International Development does not set a budget for food served in its Department’s offices. Catering services are provided by a private company under contract to Department for International Development and provides food to staff without subsidy. Spending on food is determined by the contractor based on sales receipts from DFID staff.