The Shadow Foreign Secretary for the Conservative party Mr William Hague recently made a commitment to set out three key policies to address the issue of illegal logging.
The speech at the Green Alliance annual debate the other week was Mr William Hague's first on the environment in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen which is taking place from the 7th to the 18th December.
The chief executive of the Timber Trade Federation Mr John White commented on the speech by saying: "Illegal logging is an issue that needs to be addressed and I'm delighted that people like Mr William Hague and the Conservative party are making a commitment to effectively support the steps the trade have taken in recent years.
Mr Hague talked about strengthening the current draft regulation requiring that only legally harvested timber and timber products should be made available on the market and introducing new laws regarding the import and possession of illegal timber, both things we are currently working to achieve with the current governments in London and Brussels."
Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we feel the issue, illegal logging, is one that needs to be addressed and prevented. We support the work that the Timber Trade Federation is carrying out in trying to prevent illegal logging and we also back the words of Mr William Hague. We support here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire the regulation stating only legally harvested timber and timber products should be made available on the market. Greengates also supports the suggestion of new laws regarding the import and possession of illegal timber.