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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether food and catering services in (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible plan to implement calorie labelling on menus and display boards.
The Department for Communities and Local Government and its public bodies' caterers are contracted to comply with Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services. Calorie labelling forms part of an evolving strategy to offer a choice of diet to our staff. We are working with the Department for Education on a shared services arrangement and negotiating a new total Facilities Management Contract, which will be in place from April 2012. This contract will conform to Government Buying Solutions Standards and calorie labelling will form part of the new contract.
This answer incorporates all of the Department and its associated public bodies, with the exception of the Planning Inspectorate, where the information was not readily available.