§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when Her Majesty's prison service in Scotland is proposing to change the specification of the bunk beds they manufacture from ramin and related scarce west African tropical timbers to North American maple and related timbers from well-managed areas.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Scottish Prison Service does not now use ramin or West African tropical 47W timbers in the manufacture of products. Timbers from well-managed areas are presently being assessed as suitable alternatives.