Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton, Conservative)
James Paice (Minister of State (Agriculture and Food), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
Between 2006 and 2009 estimated figures were published by DEFRA in annual reports on food procurement and are available in the Library of the House. The reports gave an estimate of the proportion of domestically produced indigenous food (i.e. excluding food such as pineapple, citrus etc.) in DEFRA as:
Data on the proportion of food procured from the UK were not collected again until DEFRA's current catering contract was awarded on
Fruit and Veg: 23.3% of total, 38.5% of indigenous.
In the period between September and December 2011 this had increased to:
Meat: 57% (including 100% beef, 100% fresh pork joints)
Fruit and Veg: 96% of indigenous, in-season products (not including potatoes)
And in total 61% by value of the food provided was sourced from the UK.
The figures before and after