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Construction Minister speaks to delegates at Civils 2006

Minister for Construction Margaret Hodge told delgates at NCE's breakfast briefing at Civils 2006 this morning that industry bodies must consolidate if safety, procurement and sustainability are to improve.
'In order to succefully add to safety, improve procurement efficiency, sustainablity and CO2 emissions, we need to bring about a big reduction in bureaucracy in the industry and in government,' she saidShe went on to tell over 100 industry chief executives and directors that there are currently too many insitutions and professional bodies in the industry and that these need to be consolidated.From 80 or so there needs to be 15 or 20,' she saidCivils 2006 runs from today to Thursday at London Olympia. To attend go to or simply head along to Olympia and register at the door.

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