§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will recommend a wider use of preservatives on timber where their use slows down decay, particularly in the building and construction industries.
§ Mr. Kaufman
My Department is already examining the scope for this, and the possibility of extending the current requirements for preservation in the Building Regulations is one of the matters under consideration in the light of the new powers available under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.