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House of Lords: Food

Question for The Lord Chairman of Committees

UIN HL92, tabled on 5 June 2014

To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of the food used in the House of Lords is (1) grown in the home counties; and (2) drawn from organic and whole-food sources.

Answered on

17 June 2014

The House of Lords does not draw any of its food from organic sources nor is any of the food offered categorised as “whole-food”. Fruit and vegetables used by the House sourced from the home counties are set out in the table below. Free-range chicken served in the House is mostly from Gloucestershire and Essex. The Salt Marsh lamb is from the Romney Marsh in Kent.

Produce

Source county

Asparagus

Hampshire

Beetroot

Bedfordshire

Bramley apple

Cambridgeshire

Cauliflower

Kent

Herbs (potted)

Hampshire

Jacket potatoes

Hertfordshire

New potatoes

Kent

Raspberries

Sussex

Red potatoes

Kent

Spring greens

Cambridgeshire

Strawberries

Kent

Tomatoes (gourmet)

Sussex

Vitelotte potatoes

Kent