§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she is taking to eliminate bogus self-employment claims in the construction industry. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
I have been asked to reply to my hon. Friend.
The Inland Revenue aims to ensure that the law on employment status is applied even-handedly across all sectors of industry, and that includes the construction industry sector. As part of its ongoing compliance strategy, the Inland Revenue's local employer compliance review teams consider employment status issues to ensure employers and contractors are compliant with the tax and National Insurance laws generally.