Fairtrade APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote fairtrade within parliament; to deepen the relationship between local fairtrade organisations and parliamentarians and to further raise awareness of the importance of fairtrade.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Fairtrade

1. Stockport Fairtrade Group
01/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: celebrates the current Fairtrade Fortnight and acknowledges Stockport’s position as a Fairtrade borough since

2. Written Evidence: The Fairtrade Foundation (AB34)
25/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: evidence submitted by the Fairtrade Foundation (AB34) 1. Introduction 1.1 The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes

3. Eighteenth anniversary of Strathaven being named the first Fairtrade town in Scotland
30/11/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: Strathaven being named Scotland’s first Fairtrade town by the Fairtrade Association, a milestone that takes

4. Traidcraft and the future of fair trade
14/12/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Background The Fairtrade Foundation provides the following definition of fairtrade: Fairtrade is about better

5. Fairtrade Fortnight 2021
22/02/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House commemorates Fairtrade Fortnight 2021; recognises that the theme for this year is Choose

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Fairtrade

1. Nestlé’s relationship with Fairtrade
02/11/2020 - Petitions

1: relationship with Fairtrade, switching sugar and cocoa sourcing for KitKat from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance - Speech Link
2: the Government to reaffirm its commitment to Fairtrade and urges Nestlé to ultimately reconsider their - Speech Link
3: Government have been a long-time supporter of the Fairtrade movement with support dating back over a decade - Speech Link

2. Trade Deals and Fair Trade
11/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: is a great pleasure to move the motion during Fairtrade fortnight. The debate is about how to hardwire - Speech Link
2: congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate in Fairtrade fortnight. Does he agree that Britain needs to - Speech Link
3: (Geraint Davies) for securing this debate in Fairtrade fortnight. I will make four short points.First - Speech Link

3. Traidcraft and Fair Trade
18/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: chairs the all-party parliamentary group for Fairtrade, for their support in making the application to - Speech Link
2: agree with my hon. Friend. Traidcraft and the Fairtrade Foundation have played a huge part in ensuring - Speech Link
3: most certainly agree with him on that point.The Fairtrade Foundation has recognised that Traidcraft plc’s - Speech Link

4. Fairly Traded Goods
07/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: and to be the standard bearer for fair trade in Fairtrade fortnight. I do that as a proud Co-operative and - Speech Link
2: congratulate him on securing the debate. It is Fairtrade fortnight, which presents a fantastic opportunity - Speech Link
3: will visit Selkirk’s Fairtrade pop-up shop on Friday, which will be promoting Fairtrade products. In addition - Speech Link

5. Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains
18/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: start, we as consumers can do more. We can buy Fairtrade, which is the only initiative that requires a - Speech Link
2: transparency. A limited range of goods is covered by Fairtrade certification. It tends to cover commodities such - Speech Link
3: of the vice-chairs of the all-party group on Fairtrade. Further to the points made by my colleagues, - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Fairtrade
1. Fairtrade Initiative
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
21/10/2020
... they are providing to the fair trade movement.

2. Fairtrade Foundation
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
02/03/2020
... how many times she has met representatives of Fairtrade since July 2019.

3. Fairtrade Initiative
asked by: David Drew
23/01/2018
... what plans Parliament has to recognise Fair Trade Fortnight.

4. Supermarkets: Fairtrade Initiative
asked by: Jim Shannon
18/02/2019
... what support her Department provides to Fair Trade companies as part of its work to tackle human and labour rights abuses in the global supply chains of UK supermarkets.

5. Chocolate: Fairtrade Initiative
asked by: Stephen Morgan
14/02/2019
... what proportion of imported chocolate is Fairtrade.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
Holly Lynch Portrait
Holly Lynch
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Halifax
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Holly Lynch MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6277.

Email: holly.lynch.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alice Lucas, Fairtrade Foundation, The Loom, 14 Gower's Walk, London E1 8PY. Tel: 07946 752 341

Email: Alice.lucas@fairtrade.org.uk

Secretariat:

Fairtrade Foundation acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Get-Involved/In-your-community/Fairtrade-All-Party-Parliamentary-Group

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 11/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Dec 2016
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/12/2016 To : 30/11/2017
Value
£7,501
Date
1 Dec 2015
Source
Fairtrade Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/12/2015 To : 30/11/2016
Value
£7,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Fairtrade APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd June 2021
83 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gareth Snell Portrait
Gareth Snell
Vice-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kirstene Hair Portrait
Kirstene Hair
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Angus
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Erewash
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Vice-Chair
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Carolyn Harris Portrait
Carolyn Harris
Vice Chair
Labour - Swansea East
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships