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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Food more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of food stuffs sourced for food outlets on the Parliamentary estate were produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
unstar this property uin 256412 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Although all of our products are fully traceable to source, the House Service does not record or hold the information in respect of sourcing from one particular country or region. This information is held by the relevant suppliers. Whilst suppliers are able to provide full traceability on any given product, for logistical reasons they would not be able to provide information to the level of detail requested because where our products are sourced may change from time to time.</p><p>The vast majority of fresh products, such as meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, bread, ice cream, and most fruit and vegetables when in season are sourced from within the UK. This is possible because, in the first instance, we demand that UK or equivalent standards of welfare and production must be met as this is a consideration of ethics and quality rather than origin.</p><p>The House Service sources products that are produced to higher environmental standards where possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:51.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:51.183Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4425
star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1127135
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many occasions falling debris has been recorded at the Palace of Westminster in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
unstar this property uin 255343 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>There have been eight recorded stone falls at the Palace of Westminster over the last 12 months. No injuries were sustained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:54:19.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:54:19.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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119456
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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4425
star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126139
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent estimate the Commission has made of the amount of food waste produced by the kitchens on the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 253486 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Management information from Parliament’s waste contractor demonstrates that between April 2018 to April 2019, Parliament generated 235,595 kgs of food waste. This represents a 12% reduction from 2017/18 when 266,749 kgs of food waste was generated. Food waste from prepared dishes in Commons catering outlets is approximately 3% against sales, well below the national industry average (5%).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T17:58:33.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T17:58:33.203Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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118569
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126140
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to reduce the amount of food waste produced by the kitchens on the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 253487 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons has implemented a variety of initiatives to reduce the amount of food waste. The only food which is disposed of consists of products that are not safe to be consumed, following guidance from, for example, the Catering Services’ Food Safety Policy and in relation to use-by dates.</p><p>Measures taken to monitor and reduce food waste from our catering venues includes:</p><ul><li>Menu plans and cycles are used which enables orders to be planned in advance;</li></ul><ul><li>Most dishes are made fresh in-house, which allows for improvisation if products need to be used up, and enables short life products to be used in smoothies, soups and salads;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is regularly counted, and order volumes consider the level of stock-in-hand;</li></ul><ul><li>Dates are checked regularly on ambient food products and any short life products are issued to the kitchens for immediate use;</li></ul><ul><li>Many of the high-volume protein items are ordered by unit (rather than weight) which makes portion control more accurate and reduces the likelihood of over ordering;</li></ul><ul><li>Venue orders are checked by a purchasing team for accuracy, to ensure that orders and volumes are correct and in-line with historic figures;</li></ul><ul><li>The kitchens make salad items in-house, meaning venues can cook-off and utilise any surplus protein products effectively;</li></ul><ul><li>Stock is always rotated using ‘first-in, first-out’ principles;</li></ul><ul><li>Various smart storage methods and materials are used to help prevent premature spoilage;</li></ul><ul><li>Some products are frozen if not used on the day;</li></ul><ul><li>Products which show high levels of wastage are changed (for example, some high frequency/low volume lines are now frozen which enables portion control);</li></ul><ul><li>Any hot food which is re-usable is transferred immediately to where it can be sold (or blast chilled within food safety requirements and used the following day).<br></li></ul><p><br>The Sustainable Restaurant Association has rated the House of Commons as a good practice organisation in respect of food waste.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T18:06:47.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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118570
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this