HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 c418W
Mr. Alton

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans the Government have developed to promote the involvement of professionally qualified engineers in the design, construction, operation and management of engineering projects and processes.

Mr. Sainsbury

The Government made it clear in the White Paper on competitiveness—Cm. 2563—that adopting best practice and improving management skills in engineering is important and that United Kingdom firms should utilise and reward engineering skills at all levels. It is, however, ultimately up to employers to decide how they best involve engineers in their businesses.