Fair Trade

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 4th November 2004.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make it her policy that, during the UK's presidency of (a) the EU and (b) the G8, all hospitality is sourced from fair trade producers.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Trade) (also Department of Trade and Industry), Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (Trade) (also Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Department of Trade and Industry works closely with other Government departments to promote fair trade, and the Government are committed to supporting fair trade through their own suppliers wherever possible within the boundaries set by the public procurement rules.

The Government will work to ensure that hospitality offered by their caters within Government departments, when hosting EU Presidency and G8 events, will be sourced from fair trade products. Furthermore, the Government will work to ensure that hospitality provided for UK hosted EU Presidency and G8 events by any outside caterers is sourced from fair trade products where available.

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