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Fairtrade Initiative

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2723W, on the Fairtrade initiative, what Fairtrade products are available for purchase in his Department’s staff catering facilities; what value of Fairtrade produce was purchased in his Department’s staff catering facilities in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of total revenue this represented. (208701)

Fairtrade products available at Baxterstorey operated DEFRA staff restaurants, total value purchased as well as percentage of total revenue Fairtrade products represented from February 2005 to February 2008.

Products

Percentage

Value (£)

Fairtrade pulses

0.25

3,726

Fairtrade fruit and nuts

3.25

48,440

Fairtrade chocolate and snacks

2.25

33,536

Fairtrade fruit juice

0.75

11,179

Fairtrade tea and coffee

23.00

342,808

Fairtrade sugar

3.75

55,893

Fairtrade soft drinks

0.75

£11,179

Total Fairtrade

34

£506,759

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2723W, 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. (208708)

Total hospitality spent and percentage of Fairtrade.

Hospitality spent (£)

Fairtrade percentage

Fairtrade value (£)

2005

199,863.00

58

115,920.54

2006

456,631.00

52

264,845.98

2007

492,804.00

55

285,826.32

Total

1,149,298.00

55

666,592.84