HC Deb 24 January 2000 vol 343 c49W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial support his Department has given to the Ethical Trading Initiative; and if he will make a statement. [106126]

Mr. Caborn

My Department, together with the Department for International Development and other interested departments, fully supports the aims of the Ethical Trading Initiative and encourages companies to associate themselves with it. It is an important voluntary sector initiative promoting corporate codes of conduct relating to companies' dealings with overseas suppliers. My Department does not provide direct financial support to the Ethical Trading Initiative, although such assistance is provided by the Department for International Development.

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