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Wood: Procurement

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the Government’s (a) domestic and (b) imported timber supplies are procured from sustainable sources. (148128)

There are not sufficient current data available from which accurate figures on Government’s purchase of sustainably produced timber could be deduced. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is engaged on an exercise designed to identify options for developing a reliable system that all central Departments in England could use to report their timber purchases.