HC Deb 24 February 1970 vol 796 cc309-11W
Mr. Heffer

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what measures he proposes to take to control the develop-

women teachers to remain in or return to the profession; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon

Students successfully completing courses of initial teacher training (general, specialist, and postgraduate courses, excluding courses in colleges of education (technical) and art teacher training centres).

ment of labour-only sub-contracting in the construction industry; and when he intends to discuss these with representatives of the industry.

Mr. John Silkin

A Bill will shortly be introduced which will provide for the registration of those contractors who fulfil the statutory and other financial obligations of employers in the construction industry and who have adequate employers' liability insurance. The legislation will empower the Minister to require a payment from any person who engages an unregistered contractor to undertake a sub-contract involving the performance of construction work; the payment will be related to the statutory charges such as the contributions to the National Insurance Fund, the Redundancy Fund, the N.H.S. and S.E.T. which he would have incurred had the work been undertaken by his own direct employees. Further measures will be announced which will greatly strengthen and improve the collection of income tax.

I have arranged to meet representatives of the

  • National Federation of Construction Unions
  • Civil Engineering Construction Conciliation Board (Operatives' Side)
  • National Federation of Building Trades Employers
  • Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • Federation of Associations of Specialists and Sub-Contractors
  • Committee of Associations of Specialist Engineering Contractors
to discuss these proposals during the course of this week.

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