HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 cc383-4W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which Departments are represented on the interdepartmental working group on timber. [63061]

Mr. Morley

The interdepartmental working group on timber procurement is open to participation by all central Government Departments and their agencies. Representation is not fixed as such but the regular attendees are from a core of the departments that volunteered to participate when the group was first set up.

The following Departments have attended at least one of the seven meetings held to date: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Ministry of Defence; Department of Health; The Forestry Commission; Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (as

Nature of product(s) seized Month


Total weight

in kilograms

Beef, shrimp, animal fat, ghee, prawns and abalone, fish (salted and dried), poultry, milk, ready to eat meals, February 671.23
Sausage meat, snails, honey, shrimps, dried fish, dairy products March 796.00
Meat, camel, chicken stock cubes, Milo, Ovaltine, honey, fish, duck eggs, shrimp and fish, Milo, dairy April 203.00

was); Department for Education and Employment; Inland Revenue; Office of Government Commerce; Department for International Development; Department of Trade and Industry; Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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