§ Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 17 April 2002,Official Report, column 936W, on the construction industry, which organisations have made representations; what progress has been made to resolve concerns raised about the operation of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Wilson
I have received correspondence from a number of MPs, who have written on behalf of companies, about the operation of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS Ltd.). Representations to the Department, are generally held to have been received in confidence and I have no plans to disclose details of correspondence made to me about CSCS Ltd., an independent private company.
As regards the question on progress made to resolve concerns raised about the Construction Skills Certification 822W Scheme (CSCS), I understand from CSCS that discussions are on-going with the various associations about affiliation and the Department is being kept informed of developments.