Government Departments: Food

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 23rd October 2017.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the food and drink purchased by (a) the Government and (b) its departments and agencies is sourced from Scotland.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The Government is committed to boosting support for a vibrant and competitive UK food

and farming sector. Our policy, as set out in the Government Buying Standards for Food

and Catering Services and PPN10/14 – the Plan for Public Procurement of Food and

Catering Services, is to source food and drink responsibly.

Information on the country of origin of food and drink purchases is not held centrally.

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