Fair Trade

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 17 March 2003.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The SPCB’s contract specification for catering services at Holyrood include the following requirements in relation to fair trade products.

Fairly traded tea and coffee shall be served in all restaurants and for hospitality.

The contractor shall actively research other fairly traded items for sale in the restaurants and consider options for beverage vending.

A number of fair trade items will be included within proposed menus.

A commitment to work with the SPCB to try to develop the product list and to encourage uptake of fair trade goods.

The SPCB will ensure that consideration is given to the provision of fair trade products during the on-going contract negotiations and subsequent monitoring of the Holyrood catering service.

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