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Dairy Products: NHS

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3809, tabled on 30 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of dairy bought by the NHS in England in each of the last 12 months that was produced by UK dairy farmers.

Answered on

13 May 2020

NHS Supply Chain, the main provider of consumables and equipment into the National Health Service, report that the great majority of their suppliers responded to a request for information on dairy products (milk, cream, eggs, yoghurt and cheese). All of these suppliers reported that 100% of the dairy products they supply into the NHS are produced in the United Kingdom.

Information is not available centrally on a month by month breakdown of such products purchased by individual NHS organisations.