Construction Industry (Employment)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:03 pm on 24th May 2000.

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Photo of Patricia Ferguson Patricia Ferguson Labour 5:03 pm, 24th May 2000

The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S1M-724, in the name of Johann Lamont, on jobs and training in the construction industry. The debate will be concluded after 30 minutes without any question being put. Those members who wish to speak in the debate should press their request-to-speak button as soon as possible.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament notes the increasing opportunities for construction work in Pollok, Glasgow and in Scotland as a whole; believes that the construction industry, working along with the construction unions and Construction Industry Training Board, should provide real training and apprenticeships for young men and women, work to improve safety and regulation in the construction industry and ensure, in conjunction with the Executive, local authorities, Social Inclusion Partnerships and other agencies, that those most excluded in society by poverty and disadvantage are provided with the opportunities to benefit from the jobs created by the boom in the construction industry, and further believes that the Executive should do everything within its power to support these aims.