§ Annabelle Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to exclude plant hire organisations from the scope of the CITB levy. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
I have received a proposal from the Hire Association Europe Ltd (a trade association for the hire and rental sector) to exclude the hire and rental sector from the scope of the CITB. I am currently considering the proposal and will be consulting more widely before making a decision.