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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 11th July 2013.

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Terry Morgan: You will not be surprised to hear that we have spoken to Thames Water about Thames tideway. The resourcing model is a really good fit, provided Thames tideway gets committed at the time scales we are familiar with. As an engineer, I understand your comments about how many engineers we train and how many of them end up in the profession. Historically, the challenge for engineering was the financial services sector, but that is less attractive nowadays, and our ability to retain graduates in the engineering world has improved.

Should we do more? The answer is undoubtedly yes. Again, the attractiveness of projects of the sort we represent today creates a model for what people should aspire to achieve. That is why these infrastructure projects are so important. They enable people to have a degree of certainly about their career path. People feel it is not going to through a hiatus post-Crossrail, and they do not wonder what they are going to be doing in two or three years’ time. We have to have more continuity.