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Timber party planned


GOVERNMENT officials have pledged to investigate methods to increase the use of timber in Government buildings, following a meeting with industry representatives.

Environment minister Michael Meacher held talks with sector body the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) over plans to create a procurement working party.

Mr Meacher agreed the party should attempt to bring together all stakeholders in timber procurement, including environmental organisations, timber importers and government officials.