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Press Release - Parliamentarians urge Palace of Westminster to renew with wood

Parliamentarians urge Palace of Westminster to renew with wood 


As Chairman of the newly founded APPG on Timber Industries, Ian Paisley MP has written to the Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP urging him to consider replacing wooden structures within the House with the same material where at all possible. The Restoration and Renewal Programme is due to be announced in the Spring of 2016.

Timber industries APPG Chairman Ian Paisley MP said: “As a member of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster I have already engaged in the lively discussion about the restoration and renovation of the Palace of Westminster. Indeed, whichever path we decide to take with regard to the renovation, be it a full-scale move for six years, or even a gradual approach over some 30 years, this decision will inevitably be of great cost to the tax payer. It is therefore essential that we aim for an efficient and cost-effective renovation which upholds the history and legacy of the Palace.”

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Press Release - Pat McFadden MP visits John Grimes Sawmills in Wolverhampton

Pat McFadden MP visits John Grimes Sawmills in Wolverhampton


Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, recently visited John Grimes Sawmills in Wolverhampton, supporting the CTI campaign to showcase best practice within the UK Timber Industry.

Mr McFadden MP was welcomed to the site by Arvid Nielsen, Operations Director of John Grimes Sawmills Ltd (JGS Ltd) and John Dibble, Managing Director of the Building & Plumbing Supplies Group, which are the parent Company of JGS Ltd.

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Press Release - CTI and Nexus CIFS establish strategic partnership to raise Timber Industry profile

CTI and Nexus CIFS establish strategic partnership  to raise Timber Industry profile


The Confederation of Timber Industries is delighted to announce that Nexus CIFS will be a premium sponsor at its inaugural conference in Autumn 2016.

Well known for its credit insurance offering in the timber industry and one of the UK’s leading underwriting agencies, Nexus CIFS becomes the first sponsor of this major industry event.

At the conference the CTI will be presenting its reports on growing the use of sustainable timber and addressing skills shortages in the timber supply chain. The Confederation will host a debate about its policy recommendations with around 200 decision makers and opinion formers from the industry and Westminster.

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Pat McFadden MP visit to John Grimes Sawmills

Pat McFadden MP visit to John Grimes Sawmills

On 12 February 2016 Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, went to see CTI supporter John Grimes Sawmill in Wolverhampton. He was impressed with the manufacturing capability of the facility and pleased to hear that the company has plans to expand.

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New parliamentary group for timber industries launched

New parliamentary group for timber industries launched


Parliamentarians have set up a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries. The group aims to help grow the use of timber and develop vibrant timber based industries. More than 40 parliamentarians have already registered as members.

The new APPG held its AGM on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at the House of Commons. Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim, was elected as Chairman. He now chairs an officers group including Joint Vice Chairman and former minister Cheryl Gillan MP for Chesham and Amersham (Conservatives), Joint Vice Chairman Stephen Hepburn MP for Jarrow (Labour), Treasurer Steven Paterson MP for Stirling (SNP) and Secretary Stephen McPartland MP for Stevenage and Chair of the Furniture APPG (Conservatives).

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