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Armed Forces: Reserves - Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Stirrup: Their role was airfield damage repair and, as a consequence, many were experts in the handling of industrial machinery. They thus came to us from far and wide, since Norfolk is not exactly the heart of the construction industry in the UK. Despite the distances that they had to travel, there they were at the weekends, carrying out their role with enormous skill and huge enthusiasm. Some...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Carillion (21 Jun 2018)

Anne Milton: Holding answer received on 20 June 2018 The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has engaged directly with 1,148 apprentices in England and the official receiver has reported that they have secured new employment, with wages, for 775 apprentices to date and one apprentice has moved into full time education. The CITB continues to support all affected learners and offer a range...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Construction: Billing (20 Jun 2018)

James Frith: ...has made an assessment of the effect of the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which impose a 30-day payment term duty on public bodies on improving payment behaviours in the construction industry.

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: take the opportunity to speak about this issue, because a large proportion of my constituents are Romanian and I want to speak on their behalf. Since I hail from a constituency with a thriving construction industry that employs a large number of EU nationals on sites—although nowhere near the scale of London—we have a job to do post Brexit to secure relations. We must...

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...our committees. I believe that more of that should happen. For example, the role of the trade unions must be very strong in the questions of data availability and the secretive use of data by employers. In the last year or two there has been serious potential malfeasance in the use of data in the construction industry, and that has to some extent been resolved. In general, workers should...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...outward move from London to all over the country, where they indeed made, and continue to make, such an important contribution. Windrush passengers also found work on London transport and in the construction industry. Some rejoined the armed forces and many were entrepreneurial, setting up stalls and shops in Brixton market and elsewhere. The lives of Windrush passengers and others from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Scotch Whisky Industry (6 Jun 2018)

Danielle Rowley: The Scotch whisky industry is very important, but does the Secretary of State agree that the construction industry in Scotland is, too. Crummock, a construction firm in my constituency, went bust last week, with almost 300 redundancies. What is he doing to protect construction in Scotland?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Construction: Industry (22 May 2018)

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support economic growth in the construction industry.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Government Response - Statement (17 May 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: The noble Lord is quite right: what Dame Judith is basically saying is that we should rely less on looking in isolation at individual elements within the construction industry, which she argues leads to fragmentation, silo thinking and gaming the system, and move towards an outcome-based approach, which means standing back and making sure that the system as a whole has integrity. She is...

Building Regulations and Fire Safety (17 May 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...of Grenfell, relatives of those who died, and thousands of residents who are currently living in fear in tower blocks across the country are relying on this report to deliver the step change to the construction industry that is needed to keep people safe and rebuild trust. A ban on materials that are developed to make a profit for their manufacturers, but that do not keep members of the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Construction Labour Market in the UK Review (17 May 2018)

Lord Henley: .... We have already incorporated the review’s findings and recommendations into policy development. This includes measures to increase housing supply in the Housing White Paper, a review of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), additional funding for adult retraining in construction skills and a ‘presumption in favour of offsite construction’ (by 2019) across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction Methods (17 May 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that their call to the construction industry to build well-designed homes will also include plans to use the latest methods of construction which maximise energy efficiency and energy saving.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (16 May 2018)

John Spellar: Today’s Carillion report clearly demonstrates the urgent need to deal with the late payment culture in the construction industry, which is hitting many subcontractors. Most important and pressing for me today, four months after the Carillion collapse, is the ongoing shutdown of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital. I have raised the matter with the Cabinet Office several times, with Health...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (15 May 2018)

Science and Technology Committee (Lords): Off-site manufacture for construction. 3:15 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 3:30 PM) Ms Suzannah Nichol MBE, Chief Executive, Build UK Mr Simon Rawlinson, Construction Industry Council Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association (at 4:30 PM) Mr Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Co-Chair, Construction Leadership Council

Grenfell Tower Inquiry — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (14 May 2018)

Giles Watling: ...lost, and lives were also changed for ever. It could all have been avoided. That is why I welcome the findings of the Hackitt review’s interim report that calls for a culture change within the construction industry, which should take on much greater responsibility for what is built and how it is built. The interim report also highlighted several broad areas for change, including...

Prompt Payment Code - Question for Short Debate (10 May 2018)

Baroness Burt of Solihull: ...authorities to report poor payment performance. My second recommendation is that the Government should either accept Peter Aldous’s Private Member’s Bill or introduce something similar on retentions. Thirdly—and, for the construction industry, arguably most importantly—project bank accounts should be introduced for all public sector construction projects over, say,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Paye (9 May 2018)

Mel Stride: ...the Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2682) to enable Pay As You Earn (PAYE) reporting in real time. The collection of National Insurance contributions (NICs), the income tax construction industry scheme (CIS) and student loan repayments also rely on the PAYE system. Consequently amendments were also made to the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001 (SI...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...where, in 1948, many of the passengers of the Empire Windrush came to look for work. They found it in our NHS, at London Transport and in other public services. They found it in factories, the construction industry and offices. Many made their home in Brixton, establishing the first large Caribbean community in London. Nothing about that journey was easy, from the separation from family...

Written Answers — Treasury: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (2 May 2018)

Robert Jenrick: ...investment in renewable energy and has contributed to a rapid decline in the use of coal in power generation. This helps to deliver cleaner energy for manufacturers and consumers. In the construction industry, the Aggregates Levy is shifting demand towards recycled and byproduct building materials and reducing the need to quarry for new materials. Tax is also transforming how we deal with...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (1 May 2018)

Science and Technology Committee (Lords): Off-site manufacture for construction. 3:15 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 3:30 PM) Dr Mark Bew MBE, Chair, PCSG Mr Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald (at 4:30 PM) Mr Mark Farmer, CEO, Cast Mr Steve Radley, Director of Policy, Construction Industry Training Board Mr Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive, Mace Mr Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

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