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Food wastage (2015)

Request

  1. How many restaurants are provided for M.Ps
  2. How many meals are provided each day
  3. What is the level of wastage

 

Response

Please note that our response only deals with catering venues for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some restaurants in the Houses of Parliament are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act so you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them.

  1. How many restaurants are provided for MPs
    Members can access all restaurants in the House of Commons. Details of these restaurants, including further access details, are already publicly available on the parliamentary website.
  2. How many meals are provided each day
    House of Commons catering venues serve approximately 6500 meals per sitting day. Please note that while all catering venues are open to MPs, most of the meals sold will be to other types of customer, such as House staff, MPs’ staff, visitors, contractors, etc.
  3. What is the level of wastage
    The House of Commons measures food production wastage which is currently at a cost of 3% of food sales annually which is in line with industry standards. In monetary terms, food production wastage in the financial year to date (April 2014 to February 2015) was £ 52,749.

Further information about how we recycle waste is publicly available on the parliamentary website.