§ Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Lord President of the Council what is the number of the staff in the Catering Department compared with three years ago; and what proportion of pastry, cakes and other food served he estimates is made on the premises compared with approximately three years ago.
§ Mr. Dunn
I have been asked to reply. The number of staff employed in the Catering Department was:
April 1975 219 permanent April 1972 165 permanent 60 casual and agency staff
As in 1972, 75 per cent. of the pastry and cakes are made in the Department, 25 per cent. are bought from outside caterers, and 100 per cent. of other food served is made in the Refreshment Department.