Construction Industry (Fair Work)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 20th April 2022.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

The minister will be aware of the convention’s observations that the existing labour force in the sector is ageing and around 85 per cent male, with low numbers of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities represented. If the sector is to be expected to support significant goals such as meeting housebuilding targets and net zero commitments, a new generation will have to be brought in. What is the minister doing, and what cross-Government work is being done, to promote the sector and build in the skills that are needed for the future?