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EDM (Early Day Motion) 392A1: tabled on 22 January 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Glenda Jackson on 14 January 1997. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from `House' to end and add `commends the Director of Catering Services for her practical advice to Fairtrade organisation which has assisted them in recently introducing their coffee into the catering market; notes the current contractural arrangements which oblige the Refreshement Department to purchase coffee from their nominated supplier, Matthew Algie & Co Ltd; and further notes with approval the efforts of the Director of Catering Services to facilitate the addition of Fairtrade products to the range of coffees sold by the refreshment Department Department's nominated supplier.'.

Original motion text

That this House supports the concept of fair trade aimed at giving producers in the Third World a fair deal; and urges the Catering Committee to demonstrate support for this initiative by making Fairtrade-mark products available in the refreshment outlets of the Palace of Westminster.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.