§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means the policy for purchasing timber and timber products of(a)the Home Office, (b)the Assets Recovery Agency, (c) the Criminal Records Bureau, (d) the Forensic Science Service, (e) HM Prison Service, (f) the UK Passport Service and (g) the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, ensures that they are obtained from legal and sustainable sources. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
A Timber Procurement Bulletin was sent to all Home Office Procurement Units, Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies in June 2003. It is also available on the Home Office Intranet site. The Bulletin included model contract specification clause, promulgated by the Department for Environment, Farming, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), together with background information and contact points for further information.
The Department, its Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies have adopted the model contract clause for procuring timber and timber products to actively seek to purchase timber from legal and sustainable sources.