Northern Estate Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:00 am, 18th October 2018

I am Welsh, so God help the hon. Gentleman. Will he confirm that, as part of the Northern Estate refurbishments, he will be doing his utmost, as will the commission, to make sure that we use local procurement, find as much of the workforce as we can from within the United Kingdom and make sure that where there are skills gaps we work with the further and higher education sector to find training for local employees and groups?