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Olympic Games: Greater London

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment the Government has made of the likely impact on (a) Scotland's infrastructure and (b) the Scottish economy of the relocation of (i) plumbers, joiners, electricians and related professionals and (ii) architects and associated building professionals to London and the South-East of England to service the Olympic building programme and associated developments. (143254)

The construction of the Olympic park and venues present huge opportunities for Scottish businesses. The flexibility within the UK labour market, that is a benefit of Union, has contributed substantially to the record levels of employment Scotland currently enjoys.