Early day motion 297

FAIRTRADE FOOTBALLS AT THE HOMELESS WORLD CUP 2017

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Total number of signatures: 24

Bardell, Hannah Brock, Deidre Brown, Alan Cameron, Lisa
Crawley, Angela Day, Martyn Docherty, Martin Gethins, Stephen
Gibson, Patricia Grady, Patrick Grant, Peter Gray, Neil
Hendry, Drew Law, Chris Linden, David MacNeil, Angus
McDonald, Stewart McDonald, Stuart Monaghan, Carol Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Shannon, Jim Stephens, Christopher Thewliss, Alison Whitford, Philippa

That this House notes that the Homeless World Cup tournament took place in Oslo from 29 August to 5 September 2017; understands at Bala Sports Ltd, which is based in Glasgow Central constituency, was awarded the contract to provide Fairtrade footballs for the tournament; further understands that Bala Sports Ltd imports footballs which are manufactured in factories in Pakistan which meet Fairtrade ethical standards; believes that international football tournaments should follow the Homeless World Cup's example of using ethically-produced footballs; and calls on FIFA and the SFA to commit to using Fairtrade footballs in all future match fixtures.