HC Deb 25 March 1983 vol 39 c502W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the use by the Forestry Commission of timber imported from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for repair work on camps owned by the commission, Her Majesty's Government will make it their policy that publicly-funded bodies should not use such timber for any purpose when home-produced timber is available.

The Prime Minister

At present some 90 per cent. of our wood and wood product requirements come from abroad and it would be unreasonable in these circumstances to place restrictions on the use of imported timber. In recent years the market share of British sawn timber has in fact increased as the supply has expanded.

Forward to