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Fairtrade Initiative

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 1072W, on the Fairtrade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fairtrade products. (211563)

The Department spent the following on refreshments for official meetings and engagements during the last three years:

£

2005-06

674,087

2006-07

833,129

2007-08

695,682

The Department does not supply any Fairtrade products for refreshments for official meetings and engagements.