Holy­rood row over English tea

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Exclusive -

THE Scot­tish Par­lia­ment has been ac­cused of ig­nor­ing its own pol­icy of us­ing lo­callysourced prod­ucts by giv­ing cus­tomers English tea.

Holy­rood’s sup­ply of the hot bev­er­age comes from Lon­don-based Jack­sons of Pic­cadilly.

But Loth­ian Tory MSP Miles Briggs said there were plenty of Scot­tish tea firms.

A Scot­tish Par­lia­ment spokesman said cater­ing con­trac­tors Sodexo had pre­vi­ously ap­proached Scot­tish tea sup­pli­ers.

He added: “Un­for­tu­nately, the tea sup­pli­ers were not able to guar­an­tee that the tea they sup­ply is Fairly Traded. We spec­ify the use of Fairly Traded tea within our con­tract terms.”

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