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Forestry Stewardship Council

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans the House Administration has to begin refurbishment work to the parliamentary estate; and whether Forestry Stewardship Council wood is planned to be used in such refurbishment. (94386)

The parliamentary authorities continue to draw up plans for the ongoing refurbishment and upgrade of the parliamentary estate. All wood used on the estate has to be obtained from sustainable managed sources. The specification of materials allows wood suppliers to source timber from forests or plantations that are properly managed and cause no harm to other ecosystems such as those certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council.