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Building Industry (Specialist Sub-Contractors)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what developments have taken place since 13th July regarding the recommendations of the second report of the Construction Industry Manpower Board; and what action he envisages, if any, regarding the proposal for a third voluntary register of specialist sub-contractors, in view of the controversial nature of this recommendation.

Since July, the board has considered outline criteria for entry to registers of employers and has notified its views to the joint industrial councils for the building and civil engineering sectors. With no such council in the specialist sub-contracting sector, the board itself will take the lead in working towards an acceptable solution. To facilitate the board's work in this 1 have appointed Mr. R. A. Jones of the Committee of Associations of Specialist Engineering Contractors as an additional member of the board.