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Fairtrade Foundation: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department gave to the (a) Fairtrade Foundation and (b) the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation in each of the last three years; how much funding he plans to allocate to these organisations in the next three financial years; and if he will make a statement. (184483)

Over the last five years DFID has committed nearly £1 million to the Fairtrade Foundation (FTF). The annual breakdown is shown as follows:

Commitment to the Fairtrade Foundation (£)







We have not provided any funding directly to the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO).

We are currently discussing future funding with the FTF and FLO as the international umbrella organisation for fair trade labelling. We remain committed to expanding the fair trade sector and will consider favourably proposals that arise as a result of the strategic review.