§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the countries from which timber was obtained for the refurbishment of Nobel House; and what steps she has taken to ensure that the timber used was derived from legal and sustainable sources. 
§ Alun Michael
The most recent refurbishment work in Nobel House was to the Ministerial Suite completed in 1997. At that time no records were kept of the source of timber and as the contractor has gone into bankruptcy I am advised that it is not possible to pursue the matter through company records.
Refurbishment in the adjoining building, 9 Millbank, was completed in September 2002. Limed oak was obtained from a renewable, legal source in Germany for that project.