York's decade of fair trade recognised in the House of Commons

Hugh Bayley MP

Hugh Bayley MP

First published in Business news

TEN years of York supporting fair trade across the world has been celebrated in the House of Commons.

York Central MP Hugh Bayley tabled an early day motion to recognise a decade of York being a Fairtrade city, praising the York Fair Trade Forum and the role played by local shops, schools, businesses and universities.

When the York Fairtrade City campaign began in March 2003, Mr Bayley wrote to companies and organisations across York to encourage them to serve Fairtrade products in their dining halls and canteen.

Fairtrade City status was declared the following March, and Mr Bayley said: “This has only been made possible through businesses, schools and universities supporting the initiative, as well as the consistent work York Fair Trade Forum does to make people aware of Fairtrade.”

“However, it is important to encourage even more businesses and organisations in York to promote fairly-traded coffee, tea, biscuits and other products, which helps to ensure farmers and other producers receive a fair price for the goods they produce.”

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7:52pm Sat 5 Apr 14

geoff tibletts says...

It's a shame our mp didn't try and save engineering jobs in York the same way he promotes fair trade in other parts of the world
It's a shame our mp didn't try and save engineering jobs in York the same way he promotes fair trade in other parts of the world geoff tibletts
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11:07am Sun 6 Apr 14

oi oi savaloy says...

geoff tibletts wrote:
It's a shame our mp didn't try and save engineering jobs in York the same way he promotes fair trade in other parts of the world
Funny you should say that, disilusioned with the Labour party before the 2005 elections, i wrote to Bayley asking him why i should vote for him and what he was doing for engineering jobs in York? His reply was short and went "if you don't vote labour you will let the tories in and also we (labour) are going to give 8 million (or was it billion) in foreign aid to Africa"

quote: “However, it is important to encourage even more businesses and organisations in York to promote fairly-traded coffee, tea, biscuits and other products, which helps to ensure farmers and other producers receive a fair price for the goods they produce.”

Wonder if this is the reason he claims about £35 per week on coffee tea and biscuits on his expenses???

The people of York should wake up and stop voting this utter clown in!!!
[quote][p][bold]geoff tibletts[/bold] wrote: It's a shame our mp didn't try and save engineering jobs in York the same way he promotes fair trade in other parts of the world[/p][/quote]Funny you should say that, disilusioned with the Labour party before the 2005 elections, i wrote to Bayley asking him why i should vote for him and what he was doing for engineering jobs in York? His reply was short and went "if you don't vote labour you will let the tories in and also we (labour) are going to give 8 million (or was it billion) in foreign aid to Africa" quote: “However, it is important to encourage even more businesses and organisations in York to promote fairly-traded coffee, tea, biscuits and other products, which helps to ensure farmers and other producers receive a fair price for the goods they produce.” Wonder if this is the reason he claims about £35 per week on coffee tea and biscuits on his expenses??? The people of York should wake up and stop voting this utter clown in!!! oi oi savaloy
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