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Scots MPs to probe register


THE SCOTTISH Parliament was set to put Constructionline under the spotlight yesterday (Wednesday) in a bid to improve the scheme.

Representatives from Constructionline were due to make a presentation before the Scottish Parliament construction group's subcommittee on procurement and workload amid concerns over how the register is working in practice.

A source close to the committee said: 'There is concern that Constructionline is not fit for purpose in saving labour on prequalification and tender documents, as well as the sifting-out of suitable contractors.

'A key problem is that the Scottish Assembly - like Westminster - has not given Constructionline exclusivity.'