24 MAY 2012

Therese welcomes Gangmaster Licensing Reform

Therese has today welcomed the reforms to the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) which will reduce the burden onbusinesses especially in the forestry industry, as part of the red tape challenge.

The GLA regulates the produce and horticulture industry focussing on worker exploitation by unlicensed gangmasters. However the amount of regulation in some industries has become cumbersome and unproductive.

Therese said: "The GLA has done a great deal of good work but there are some low risk industries where this over regulation has had a negative effect. I am pleased that the Minister has decided to remove the forestry industry from the scope of the GLA.

She added: "The reforms will please many constituents who have complained to me about over regulation in this industry and shows the Government's commitment to set the right conditions for jobs and growth".

View comments

Post a comment

Back to all posts


Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 19 - The electronic communications code (15 Jan 2015)
Therese Coffey: The Minister is being over-generous.

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 32 (8 Jan 2015)
Therese Coffey: Mr Hood, I had assumed that the hon. Member for City of Durham would briefly reply so that we finish this group.

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 32 (8 Jan 2015)
Therese Coffey: Mr Hood, I had assumed the right hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich would speak to his amendment.

Carnforth Station (18 Dec 2014)
Therese Coffey: In conclusion, I should say that my hon. Friend has been a real champion for his constituents. He has achieved a lot for them, including the securing of the Heysham-M6 link road. I can see how hard he is working for his constituents on this important rail matter. I hope I have been able to assure him that the Government’s plans to invest in, and develop the services on, the rail network...

Carnforth Station (18 Dec 2014)
Therese Coffey: My hon. Friend has taken the words right out of my mouth. I urge the council to give every support to the project that he is backing so strongly; it would be of great merit for the residents of Carnforth. Although not everyone might agree with my hon. Friend that Carnforth station is the centre of the rail universe, it is an important connection for many people and businesses in that...


Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. It is my privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal. When Parliament is sitting, I am in Westminster Monday to Thursday and in Suffolk on Fridays and weekends. I hope you find the information useful and please do get in touch using the contact form or email me (details below).

Contact

Constituency: Suite 110, York House, 2-4 York Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7QG

Call: 01394 285 218

Westminster: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Call: 0207 219 7164

E-mail: therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk

Facebook

Follow Therese

Newsletter

Sign up for email updates:

First name:

Last name:

Email:

Postcode: