To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vending machines in his Department's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has five vending machines installed on its premises. The machines stock a variety of confectionery and soft drinks.
A selection of healthier snack options such as fresh fruit can be purchased in BIS staff restaurants and coffee bars throughout the day.
BIS also has a choice of healthy food items on its weekly restaurant menus and has a traffic light system detailing nutritional information about each dish:
Red—this dish is either high in dairy products and or deep fried
Amber—this dish contains dairy products or has been shallow fried
Green—this dish is healthy and has been cooked using minimal oil, char grilled or oven roasted
Salt is not available on the dining tables.