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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans she has to encourage companies operating in the UK to provide public and transparent lists of sites in other countries that manufacture their products.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

I welcome the efforts of UK businesses to communicate to consumers and others here about the sourcing of their products, where these originate and the conditions in which they are produced. For example, the retail sector recognises it has a responsibility on these issues and it is pioneering responsible sourcing practices.

The Government encourages all companies to consider what more they can do to ensure the products we buy are sourced sustainably and ethically, respecting the environment and according to decent labour practices.

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