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International Coffee Organisation

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial resources her Department has allocated to monitoring the International Coffee Organisation quality scheme. [111580]

I have been asked to reply.The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) secretariat administers the quality coffee scheme A part of the subscriptions of member countries is used to monitor the scheme, primarily by gathering information from exporting members. The Department does not have data on the amount of resources allocated by the ICO to the monitoring aspects of its work.