Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, is to step into the dispute over British jobs for UK workers today by announcing a review of how the country's engineering and construction industry can achieve higher productivity to beat off foreign competitors. The review will look at skill shortages in the British engineering construction industry.

The three to four month review will be conducted by Mark Gibson, a senior official in Mandelson's Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Berr). Gibson was a private secretary to Lord Heseltine during his ministerial period and is seen as one of the most experienced officials in Whitehall.

The Guardian