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Fairtrade Initiative

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his Department's policy is on the use of fair trade goods (a) in staff catering facilities and (b) at official departmental functions and meetings; and if he will make a statement. (183875)

We have no specific policy on purchasing fairtrade products. However, we actively encourage our total facilities management provider to purchase fairtrade products for all retail sale and hospitality purposes, where commercially and practically viable.