Timber Industries APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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Our primary purpose is to grow the use of timber in order to help: expand our low-carbon, high-performance offsite manufacturing base for construction; decarbonise the built environment; create safer and higher quality buildings and building supply chains; contribute to growing, sustainably managed forests and biodiverse landscapes.

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Recent Documents related to Timber Industries

1. UK/Indonesia: Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products
07/04/2019 - Treaty
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Found: Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products into the Unit ed Kingdom of Great Britain

2. New animal and plant health safety rules coming into force in December
02/12/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: areas and will affect businesses in the following industries: The Official Controls Regulation (OCR) applying

3. Written evidence: Global Witness (EB23)
08/09/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: corruption and conflict associated with the trade in timber and forest risk commodities and advocating for

4. CMA continues crackdown on cartels
27/03/2017 - Competition and Markets Authority
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Found: follow January’s announcement that Thomas Armstrong (Timber) Ltd and Hoffman Thornwood Ltd had agreed to pay

5. Board of Commissioners meeting, 14 March 2019, Edinburgh
21/10/2019 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Confederation of Forest 2013 Current Industries (ConFor) BSW Timber Ltd 2017 Curren t Other Public Appointments

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Timber Industries

1. Leaving the EU: Timber Industry
31/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the effect on the timber industry of the UK leaving the EU.It is - Speech Link
2: using more home-grown timber, the UK remains one of the world’s biggest timber importers. Some companies - Speech Link
3: review itself. It is important to note that the timber industry is neither for nor against Brexit. What - Speech Link

2. Tree Planting
07/12/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: for Nature has calculated that global demand for timber, paper and energy from forests is set to triple - Speech Link
2: Industry body Confor, the Confederation of Forest Industries, believes that such figures could be significant - Speech Link
3: agree that the UK Government should look at more timber-frame house construction? Again, Scotland leads - Speech Link

3. Myanmar
21/06/2021 - Written Statements

1: regulations. New designations will target Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise (MPE) - Speech Link

4. Forestry in England
11/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: and improving air quality, as well as providing timber for commercial production and creating green spaces - Speech Link
2: Government could look at.Coming back to timber, we now have an opportunity to grow a number of - Speech Link
3: resource for not only biodiversity and wildlife but timber, and that is where we can do more.On ancient - Speech Link

5. Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
27/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: regulations for the trade in legally harvested timber will operate effectively in the United Kingdom - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Timber Industries
1. Timber
asked by: John Redwood
02/02/2021
... what plans he has to encourage the use of UK-produced timber to reduce wood miles.

2. Timber
asked by: Matthew Offord
23/11/2021
... what estimate his Department has made of trends in the annual supply deficit of commercial timber in the UK in each of the next three decades.

3. Timber
asked by: Matthew Offord
23/11/2021
... what estimate his Department has made of trends in (a) global and (b) national supplies of commercial timber supplies up to 2050.

4. Timber
asked by: Earl of Caithness
19/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the amount of timber imported annually; and what plans they have to enable England to become a net exporter of timber.

5. Timber
asked by: Peter Dowd
03/07/2019
... what steps he is taking to increase (a) the transparency of the UK timber market and (b) the publication of data on timber production.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 6th October 2021
Martyn Day Portrait
Martyn Day
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Joined: 6th October 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Warburton MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5229.

Email: david.warburton.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Liam Macandrew, Confederation of Timber Industries, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT. Tel: 07365 613 817

Email: lmacandrew@ttf.co.uk

Secretariat:

Confederation of Timber Industries acts as the group's secretariat. https://cti-timber.org/

Group's Website:

https://cti-timber.org/appg-for-the-timber-industries

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Sep 2021
Source
Confederation of Timber Industries
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/09/2021 To : 13/09/2022
Value
£9,001
Date
9 Feb 2016
Source
Confederation of Timber Industries
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/02/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Timber Industries APPG

Former APPG Officers
Martin Whitfield Portrait
Martin Whitfield
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Bill Grant Portrait
Bill Grant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Elmore Portrait
Chris Elmore
Vice Chair
Labour - Ogmore
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Antoinette Sandbach Portrait
Antoinette Sandbach
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eddisbury
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Joint Vice Chairman
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Joint Vice Chairman
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Steven Paterson Portrait
Steven Paterson
Treasurer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Secretary
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017