Date lodged: 15 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what mechanisms are in place to monitor the actions of construction employment supply chains on major public sector infrastructure projects and to ensure that fair work practices are implemented, in light of problems reported in this regard relating to the Forth Replacement Crossing project.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 17 January 2017
Each public body is responsible for putting in place effective contract management and monitoring arrangements for its construction projects to ensure that contract terms continue to be applied through the duration of a contract. This is reflected in the Statutory Guidance on Addressing Fair Work Practices, including the Living Wage, in Procurement where fair work practices have been included and we have been assured that the Forth Replacement Crossing project is compliant.