To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.
6 February 2018
Since 2014, the amount of money spent on purchasing water bottles by Defra’s catering provider has fallen by over a third. Defra as a Department does not purchase any plastic water bottles.
October 2014 - September 2015
October 2015 - September 2016
October 2016 - September 2017
The contractor does not hold this level of data for more than 3 years.
The current catering contract expires this summer. The tender for the new contract stipulates that the supplier must not use plastic bottles and single use plastics. Re-usable glasses are now supplied.