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Timber

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much independently certified timber is being used in the refurbishment of 70 Whitehall; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents. [108150]

External refurbishment work is currently being undertaken at 70 Whitehall.No timber is being used directly in relation to the refurbishment project. The only timber or timber products which are being used in the current refurbishment of 70 Whitehall are in relation to the scaffolding.Approximately 773 sq m of plywood and 450 linear metres of softwood are being used. This has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and represents 100 per cent. of the timber used for this project.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what refurbishment is being undertaken at 70 Whitehall; how much timber is being used in this refurbishment and for what purposes; which companies are providing the timber for this project; and when the refurbishment is due to be completed. [108151]

External refurbishment work is currently being undertaken at 70 Whitehall.No timber is being used directly in relation to the refurbishment project. The only timber or timber products which are being used in the current refurbishment of 70 Whitehall are in relation to the scaffolding. The timber has been provided by Montague L. Meyer Ltd. and has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The project is due for completion at the end of May 2003. Approximately 773 sq. metres, of plywood and 450 linear metres of softwood are being used. This has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and represents 100 per cent. of the timber used for this project.