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Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has made of the merits of serving Fairtrade wine at future events. (196948)

HM Treasury have held 147 events from January 2005 to December 2007 at which wine supplied by the PFI provider has been served. No Fair Trade wines were served at any of these events.

Fair Trade wine can be ordered on request by the event organiser. The Treasury encourages the PFI provider to make Fair Trade products available.