Ministers 'must probe blacklisting'

Press Association
Ian Davidson
Ian Davidson

The Government has been urged to launch an investigation into claims of blacklisting against workers on the prestigious Crossrail project after "clear proof" that the practice is continuing.

The chairman of the Scottish Affairs select committee has written to Business Secretary Vince Cable calling for a "full and thorough" investigation into the controversy. The committee has been taking evidence from the building trade, including unions, as part of an inquiry into blacklisting and had now heard "compelling evidence" that it was used in the £14.5 billion project to build a 73-mile railway through Central London.