HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 cc78-9W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to set up a scheme for decasualisation based on statutory registers of employers and employees, coupled with the provision of fall-back pay for temporarily unemployed workers, to be administered by a statutory Construction Industry Manpower Board.

Mr. Freeson

I have welcomed the Construction Industry Manpower Board's proposals for a voluntary registration scheme. Much now depends on the degree of support it gets from the industry. But if it fails I shall have to consider alternative action.