Early day motion 142

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SAINSBURY'S AND THE FAIRTRADE MARK

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ali, Rushanara Labour Party Bethnal Green and Bow 13.07.2017
Antoniazzi, Tonia Labour Party Gower 06.07.2017
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 13.07.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 06.07.2017
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 06.07.2017
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 05.09.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 11.07.2017
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 20.07.2017
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 05.09.2017
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 11.07.2017
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 06.07.2017
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 12.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 11.07.2017
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 06.07.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.07.2017
Doughty, Stephen Labour Party Cardiff South and Penarth 06.07.2017
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 06.07.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 06.07.2017
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 06.07.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.07.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 06.07.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 12.07.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 06.07.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 06.07.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 20.07.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 06.07.2017
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 06.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 06.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.07.2017
Hobhouse, Wera Liberal Democrats Bath 06.07.2017
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 17.07.2017
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 06.07.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 06.07.2017
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 06.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 06.07.2017
Lefroy, Jeremy Conservative Party Stafford 06.07.2017
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 05.09.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 06.07.2017
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 12.07.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 06.07.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 06.07.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 10.07.2017
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 06.07.2017
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 06.07.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 11.07.2017
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 06.07.2017
Moran, Layla Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 06.07.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 12.07.2017
Pollard, Luke Labour Party Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 06.07.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 06.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.07.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 06.07.2017
Smith, Angela C Labour Party Penistone and Stocksbridge 10.07.2017
Smith, Laura Labour Party Crewe and Nantwich 06.07.2017
Snell, Gareth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 11.07.2017
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 17.07.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 10.07.2017
Stone, Jamie Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 06.07.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 06.07.2017
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 06.07.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 06.07.2017
Thomas, Gareth (Harrow West) Labour Party Harrow West 06.07.2017
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 11.07.2017
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 06.07.2017
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 06.07.2017
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 06.07.2017