HC Deb 14 January 2003 vol 397 c552W
Mr. Gardiner

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what fair trade criteria she sets when deciding upon what suppliers to use. [89910]

Clare Short

We take every opportunity to promote the use of fair trade products. We do not normally set fair trade criteria when deciding what suppliers to use. The contract for DFID refreshment facilities does require that a range of fair trade products is available.