HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c355W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Leader of the House whether it is the policy of his office to use fair trade products, as a matter of course, in(a)sales on Departmental premises and (b)receptions and meetings involving staff and visitors. [142808]

Mr. Hain

My office does not have a refreshment facility in which it could stock and sell fair trade products.

While there is currently no Government-wide approach to the procurement of fair trade products, we will endeavour to use them for official entertaining, subject to this being value for money.

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