William Hague: strengthening regulations.

TTF supports Hague proposals to address illegal logging

Published:  02 December, 2009

LONDON: William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary for the Conservative party made a commitment to set out three key policies to address illegal logging.

The speech at the Green Alliance annual debate last Wednesday was Mr Hague's first on the environment in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on 7-18 December.

Commenting on the speech, John White, chief executive of the Timber Trade Federation, said: "Illegal logging is an issue that needs to be addressed and I'm delighted that people like 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."

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