Biomass Power Generation — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:59 pm on 20th March 2013.

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Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Conservative, Hexham 2:59 pm, 20th March 2013

I apologise for arriving late for the debate, Mrs Main. I congratulate my hon. Friend Nigel Adams on securing it, and thank my hon. Friend Jackie Doyle-Price for taking my intervention. I should declare an interest as a member of the all-party group for the wood panel industry, and I have an employer in the industry in my constituency. I absolutely endorse all the points that have been made thus far, but I would make two points to my hon. Friend. The first is that the timber price has gone up by well over half—