Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Committee

9 January 2008


ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION: THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

COMMITTEE TO QUESTION OLYMPIC DELIVERY AUTHORITY

The Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee today announces the fifth oral evidence session of its inquiry into the UK construction industry. The aim of this session is to give construction clients a chance to air their views. The Committee will take evidence from the main industry body representing clients, the Construction Clients’ Group. It will be joined by BAA, who will talk about their experience on Heathrow Terminal 5. Finally, the Olympic Delivery Authority will give evidence on the construction industry’s role in delivering the 2012 Games, and how the Olympics can promote best practice more generally across the sector. The Committee will take a particular interest in:

·  The ODA’s performance to date against the 2012 Construction Commitments;

·  The wider impact of the Olympics on the UK’s construction sector;

·  Best practice lessons learnt from the experience of Terminal 5; and

·  The importance of having ‘good’ construction clients to achieve success.

Date/Time:   Tuesday 15 January at 10:30 am
Witnesses at:  10:30 am  Construction Clients’ Group and BAA
           11:30 am Olympic Delivery Authority
Location:  Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be announced in due course.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.