TISC PN23 0607

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OFFICE HOUSE OF COMMONS
7 MILLBANK LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PN 23 of Session 2006-07

PRESS NOTICE: NEW INQUIRY

The UK Construction Industry

The Trade and Industry Committee today announced a wide-ranging inquiry into the UK construction industry. This will consider a number of topics, including, among other issues:

  • Employment and payment practices;

  • Long-term capacity for the delivery of large infrastructure projects on time and to budget, such as the Olympics;

  • Delivery of the Government's capital investment programme;

  • UK dependence on imported labour and expertise;

  • Maintenance of standards within the sector;

  • Construction R&D;

  • Availability of, and investment in skills;

  • Regulatory matters, such as health and safety, and the Building Regulations;

  • Encouraging sustainability;

  • Best practice on contract management;

  • andThe UK industry's performance against other countries

The Committee would welcome written evidence on these or any related issues by Friday 4 May 2007. Details of oral evidence hearings will be announced shortly after that date.

If possible, written evidence should take the form of a memorandum of no more than 10 pages with numbered paragraphs and should be submitted, as a MS Word document, by e mail to [email protected] with a single hard copy sent to the Clerk at the address above.

Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter or e-mail.

For further information please contact the Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/ 5779.

29 March 2007

ENDS