Food: Pork and Bacon

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hoyle Lord Hoyle Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 November (WA 54-5), why the Foreign and Commonwealth Office purchases no British bacon.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is committed to providing best value for money for the UK taxpayer. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's contracted catering service sources its bacon commercially from within the EU, based on value for money, quality, and commitment to animal welfare.

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