§ Mr. Thurnham
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will reconsider his plans to alter the role of the civil engineer in carrying out construction contracts, in view of the opposition of the professional bodies concerned; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
No. In his reply of 23 July 1987 to my hon. Friend the Member for Fylde (Mr. Jack), my right hon. Friend made it clear that he had carefully considered the views of all concerned before reaching his decision to introduce the new arrangements on a trial basis. There will be further consultation on the details of these arrangements before they are introduced next year.