§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what means the policy for purchasing timber and timber products of(a) the Department and (b) the Royal Parks Agency ensures that they are obtained from legal and sustainable sources.
§ Mr. Caborn
DCMS and the Royal Parks Agency have sustainability as a major consideration in all procurement. Contracts for the supply of timber or timber products specify the need for Forest Stewardship Council or equivalent certification. Recent purchases of timber desks at DCMS had full Forest Stewardship Council certification and World Wildlife Fund accreditation.