UK must do better on timber supply, says Minister

27 April 2022

The UK is not using enough home-grown timber in construction and must do better, Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith told a parliamentary reception hosted by Confor.

At the first in-person meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting for more than two years, the minister said: “We are committed to building a lot of homes, we need to use more sustainable material to do so - and we do not use nearly enough timber in this country.