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Fair Trade Procurement

International Development written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on fair trade procurement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) encourages the procurement of fairly traded products. For instance all tea and coffee available for sale to DFID staff in the UK are either Rain Forest Alliance or Fairtrade certified. The provision and promotion of ethical produce forms part of the specification for our catering services.

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