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Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry: Arbitration

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of cases that have gone through the joint industry board for the electrical contracting industry's dispute resolution procedures have been successfully arbitrated. (149474)

The joint industry board for the electrical contracting industry's dispute resolution scheme is voluntary for members of these industries and therefore the hon. Member should consult the scheme's administrators for details of its performance.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the joint industry board for the electrical contracting industry's dispute resolution procedures; and if he will make a statement. (149475)

In the light of Michael Gibbons' review and the Government's consultation ‘Resolving Disputes in the Workplace’, the Government are considering a broad spectrum of approaches to resolving work place disputes, including those procedures currently operated by the joint industry board. The consultation closed on 20 June and the Government will publish their response and proposals for the way forward in the autumn.