HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c963W
Ms Walley

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list the refurbishment projects that(a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber. [59761]

Ms Rosie Winterton

There are no refurbishment projects currently in progress, but the following are planned to start within the next six months:

  • Clive House, London
  • GKN House, London
  • Steel House, London.

The Department's Environmental Policy for Building Requirements applies to major construction projects. This requires that only timber originating from sources which are managed in a sustainable and renewable manner is to be specified and directs architects towards the Forest Stewardship Council and other certification schemes.