New Clause 14 - Recognition of skills in the energy sector

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 21st February 2022.

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“(1) Within six months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must publish an Energy Sector Skills Strategy, for the purposes of—

(a) achieving cross-sector recognition of core skills and training in the offshore energy sector, including the oil and gas sector, and the renewable energy sector; and

(b) ensuring training and training standards bodies within the offshore energy sector adopt a transferable skills and competency-based approach to training.

(2) The strategy must target all workers, whether directly or indirectly (sub-contracted or agency) employed, or engaged through day-rate or self-employed contract models.

(3) When producing the strategy, the Secretary of State must consult with—

(a) workers within the offshore energy sector;

(b) unions within the offshore energy sector;

(c) energy companies; and

(d) training standards bodies relevant to the offshore energy sector.

(4) The Secretary of State must implement the strategy within 12 months of the passing of this Act. The Secretary of State may make regulations to provide for such elements of the strategy as require enactment through statutory provision.”—(Caroline Lucas.)

This new clause would facilitate cross-sector recognition of skills and training between the oil and gas sector and the renewable energy sector.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 187 Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] — New Clause 14 - Recognition of skills in the energy sector

Aye: 155 MPs

No: 297 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 154, Noes 298.

Question accordingly negatived.

Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, 15 November 2021).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).