Wood Panel Industry APPG

First Registered: 21/07/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To highlight the vital contribution that wood panel manufacturers make to the regional and national economies within the UK and to ensure growth for this domestic industry through addressing concerns in terms of the impact of energy policy upon wood security.

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Recent Documents related to Wood Panel Industry

1. CAC Outcome: URTU & Fowler Welch Limited
05/04/2019 - Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)
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Found: established a Panel to deal with the case. The Panel consisted of Professor Gillian Morris, Panel Chair, and

2. T Level panels: membership
29/04/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Agriculture, Land Management and Production panel 2023 Delivery Panel Member Organisation and role

3. Competition concerns for oil and gas engineering services merger
02/08/2017 - Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
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Found: communications Home Business and industry Business regulation Competition Mergers

4. Download a survey/inspection checklist for fishing vessels of 15-24 metres
31/01/2020 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
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Found: Form 27 Issue 9 supporting the seafood industry for a sustainable, profitable future 18 Logie

5. Letter from Rockwool Group following evidence session on 28 June on Independent Review of Building Regulations, 29 June 2018
10/07/2018 - Inquiry: Independent review of building regulations - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: holes were cut into panel s - shaped brackets to pass through . Insu lation panel s were additionally

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Wood Panel Industry

1. Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (First sitting)
13/03/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: from Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy; Hayden Wood, co-founder of Bulb energy; and Juliet Davenport - Speech Link
2: showing that already, if you look at it.Hayden Wood: I would say two things. The first, on the bunching - Speech Link
3: price up one tariff, they cannot do so?Hayden Wood: I struggle to explain it. We do not understand - Speech Link
4: hedging cost, or a currency hedge?Hayden Wood: Like a hedging cost—exactly. But the irony with - Speech Link
5: projects, then that looks very different.Hayden Wood: To add to that, today Bulb supplies green gas to - Speech Link
6: Juliet Davenport: I would agree on that.Hayden Wood: This Committee has an opportunity to help 12 million - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
01/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: understood the issues relating to the construction industry, including by setting up a forum with trade representatives - Speech Link
2: constituency, fruit and veg producers and the tourism industry rely heavily on EU seasonal workers. Does the - Speech Link
3: massive role in our hospitality industry, and the hospitality industry is one of the reasons people visit - Speech Link
4: despite this announcement, the UK automotive industry remains a great success story, in particular JLR - Speech Link
5: door is always open to trade unions—the steel industry in particular would accept that—and I am pleased - Speech Link
6: and ours, the renaissance of the British motor industry has been outstanding and that JLR has been a big - Speech Link
7: combustion engine to what will be a brilliant industry for Jaguar Land Rover and all the other companies - Speech Link

3. Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018
09/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: recall, they were based on the findings of the 2016 Wood review, which found widespread agreement that existing - Speech Link

4. Future of Coal in the UK
03/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the world east of Suez powering an empire. An industry employing hundreds of thousands is long gone.Britain - Speech Link
2: Government, delivering the nationalisation of the industry on vesting day in January 1947 outside Murton - Speech Link

5. International Climate Action
26/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: of us to do all we can, cross-party and cross-industry, to leave it in a better place than we found it - Speech Link
2: from meeting the targets of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming. It - Speech Link
3: replacing wood-burning stoves internationally. I have two of them, I am afraid, but I burn my own wood—it takes - Speech Link
4: individuals. The noble Lord, Lord Teverson, raised wood-burning stoves, which have become very popular. - Speech Link
5: Sea basin—and we will begin to see our fishing industry experiencing very different kinds of fish, potentially - Speech Link

6. Oral Answers to Questions
18/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: and most recently I met representatives from the industry on 31 July to discuss their performance and, indeed - Speech Link
2: the sort of investment that we need the water industry to make in the face of the challenge of climate - Speech Link
3: graphically pointed out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and by the chair of the Environment - Speech Link
4: Friend has great experience of the packaging industry, so I know he speaks with authority. We are reforming - Speech Link
5: operators through a request for information. The industry had until 17 October to respond, and we will now - Speech Link
6: East Northamptonshire feel strongly that Fineshade wood, which is stunning, tranquil and extremely well - Speech Link
7: attractive woodland in the country. Not just Fineshade wood but Rockingham forest make Corby and East Northamptonshire - Speech Link
8: good to see the hon. Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood). I understand why he was delayed, but it is good - Speech Link
9: opportunity to nominate a member of the panel, and I hope that that panel member will have an opportunity to - Speech Link

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

1: House has considered the effect on the timber industry of the UK leaving the EU.It is a great - Speech Link
2: Although 92% of large contractors would support an industry-wide commitment to using more home-grown timber - Speech Link
3: opportunity for the industry to review itself. It is important to note that the timber industry is neither for - Speech Link

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

1: declaration of interest to make: the forest and wood-processing sectors are well represented in my constituency - Speech Link
2: that the UK is the third largest net importer of wood products in the world. China, with its population - Speech Link
3: up the carbon for additional time and allows the wood to be recycled at the end of the product’s life - Speech Link
4: have been described as woeful.The forestry industry in the UK supports at least 79,000 low-carbon - Speech Link

9. Green Finance
31/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: easy to get green finance for projects that burn wood to make electricity but impossible to get it for - Speech Link

10. Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission
12/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: highlight my concerns on both those proposals and an industry that is highly controversial as a form of energy - Speech Link
2: by residents about traffic planning at Roseacre Wood, which will probably kill it as a suitable site - Speech Link
3: clear manifesto commitments to develop a shale industry in this country and to bring forward proposals - Speech Link
4: when it comes to exploring the potential of an industry, we refuse to accept the science. I have met—[Interruption - Speech Link
5: scientifically assess whether we can develop the shale gas industry.I refer all Members to our superb Committee - Speech Link
6: driving innovation and investment in the industry. The industry is working with the National Physical Laboratory - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Wood Panel Industry
1. Timber
asked by: Stephen Kerr
... (c) paper manufacturing and (d) wood fuel in each of the last five years.

2. Housing: Construction
asked by: Alan Brown
... what discussions he has had with representatives of the UK timber and wood panel industries on the role UK wood products could play in housebuilding.

3. Solid Fuels
asked by: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be any legislative restrictions placed on the burning of coal by the UK heritage industry other than the ban on sales of house coal and wet wood in England.

4. High Streets Expert Advisory Panel
asked by: John Spellar
... for what reason the Government's panel on the future of the High Street (a) does not have a representative of workers in the industry and (b) includes only a Conservative Councillor.

5. Solid Fuels: Heating
asked by: Alan Brown
... (c) dried wood and (d) house coal on open domestic fires in England his Department is assessing; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Selaine Saxby Portrait
Selaine Saxby
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Devon
Joined: 7th August 2020
Mark Jenkinson Portrait
Mark Jenkinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Workington
Joined: 7th August 2020
Fay Jones Portrait
Fay Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 7th August 2020
Neil Parish Portrait
Neil Parish
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Vice Chair
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Wallace of Tankerness Portrait
Lord Wallace of Tankerness
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Selaine Saxby MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5952.

Email: selaine.saxby.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Ross Stephen, Invicta Public Affairs, George House, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow G1 2AD . Tel: 0141 212 7222

Email: ross.stephen@invictapa.co.uk

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
17 Oct 2017
Tetra Strategy
Tetra Strategy is paid by the Wood Panel Industry Federation to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 17/10/2017 To : 16/10/2018
24 May 2016
Tetra Strategy
Tetra Strategy is paid by the Wood Panel Industry Federation to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 24/05/2016 To : 31/12/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Wood Panel Industry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Susan Elan Jones Portrait
Susan Elan Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Clwyd South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Stevenson Portrait
John Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Carlisle
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Bill Grant Portrait
Bill Grant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steven Paterson Portrait
Steven Paterson
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships