Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 3 July 2019.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase (a) the transparency of the UK timber market and (b) the publication of data on timber production.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

The Forestry Commission, through its agency Forest Research, collects data and publishes statistics on UK timber markets. This work includes information provided by timber processors through surveys and members of the timber industry who participate in the Expert Group on Timber Statistics. Forest Research works to recognised standards, and Official Statistics are produced in compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics.


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