Early day motion 2636

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RETENTION OF SKILLS AND CONDITIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

That this House recognises the need to retain skilled workers in the construction industry; notes with concern that several major employers in the construction industry are considering withdrawing from national agreements on required skills and training in plumbing, heating and electrical works; further notes with concern that eight major employers within the industry are attempting to force skilled craftsmen onto new contracts, with reduced terms and conditions of employment; believes that these contracts will reduce training requirements with a potentially disastrous effect on site/project health and safety; further notes with alarm that the withdrawal from national agreements on required skills could see qualification requirements go down from NVQ Level 3 to NVQ Level 2; further believes this would allow employers to pay workers less on the grounds that they are less skilled; and calls on the Government to hold urgent talks with construction industry stakeholders to discuss the retention of skills in the sector.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 24.01.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.01.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.01.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 30.01.2012
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 24.01.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 31.01.2012
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 08.02.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 31.01.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 26.01.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 05.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 30.01.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 30.01.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 30.01.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 30.01.2012
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 25.01.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 25.01.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.01.2012
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 08.02.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 30.01.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 02.02.2012
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 22.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 02.02.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 25.01.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 24.01.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 25.01.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 25.01.2012