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SAINSBURY'S AND THE FAIRTRADE MARK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 142: tabled on 06 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House deeply regrets the decision by the supermarket Sainsbury's to drop the Fairtrade mark for its own-brand tea and develop its own certification scheme; notes that the Fairtrade Foundation is a respected organisation and part of a global network that strives to ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal for their produce; considers the distinctive and globally-recognised Fairtrade mark to be synonymous with ethical trade and quality for UK consumers; further notes that, in 2015, the UK Fairtrade market was worth an estimated £1.6 billion in retail sales, generating an estimated £29.8 million in Fairtrade Premium, a communal fund for workers and farmers to use, as they see fit, to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions; notes that the Fairtrade Standard protects workers' basic rights, including ensuring a safe working environment, the right to join a trade union and negotiate with their employer on wages and conditions, and prohibits discrimination and forced or illegal child labour; considers the Fairtrade Foundation to have a proven track record over 25 years of making a real and significant difference to the lives of farmers and workers, and of supporting better farming, strong cooperatives and investment in collective assets to improve crops and yields; and urges other supermarkets to remain with and strengthen their commitment to Fairtrade certification.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Bethnal Green and Bow
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Gower
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2017
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2017
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2017
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Coventry South
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Stroud
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2017
Camberwell and Peckham
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 July 2017
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Bath
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Dundee East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2017
Ceredigion
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
North Norfolk
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2017
Stafford
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Norwich South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2017
Eastbourne
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2017
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2017
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Gateshead
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2017
Argyll and Bute
O'Mara, Jared
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Sheffield, Hallam
Pollard, Luke
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Edinburgh East
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2017
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Smith, Laura
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Crewe and Nantwich
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Leeds North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2017
Glasgow South West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Ilford North
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Glasgow Central
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Harrow West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Colne Valley
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Perth and North Perthshire
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2017
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.