House of Lords: Catering

House of Lords written question – answered at on 8 January 2013.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will ensure that foie gras is removed from the menu of all catering establishments in the House of Lords.

Photo of Lord Sewel Lord Sewel Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure and Privileges Committee, Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee, Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Procedure and Privileges Committee, Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence

The only outlets where foie gras had been on the menu were the Barry Room and the Peers' Dining Room, during December 2012. Foie gras has now been removed from the menu in both outlets.

Foie gras has also been an option for menus for banqueting events, but will be removed from future banqueting menus.

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