Catering Services in the House of Commons

Written evidence submitted by Neil Stewart, Parliamentary Clerk, Scotland Office

Many thanks for your letter of 15 September, asking how catering services are provided

in other similar organisations. I apologise for the delay in responding.

You asked the following questions-

· Do you have on-site catering facilities?

· Are they in-house or provided by a contractor?

· What services are available (eg cold pre-prepared food, hot cafeteria food, table service restaurant, banqueting)?

The Scotland Office in Dover House doesn’t have a canteen or restaurant as such, but

does sometimes use external caterers for functions. I am copying this email to Debbie

Sahadeo and David Mott, who look after these events. They should be able to assist

you with some of your queries.

I trust that this is helpful.

Further to Neil’s email I write to confirm that we do not have on-site catering, and we do not have any food provision in our building at present. If we do need to cater for an event would bring in caterers or suppliers for this purpose.

October 2010