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Make engineering a protected trade

At present anyone can legally call themselves an engineer, even if they are a technician or a plumber. The term 'engineer' should be made into a protected trade, similar to doctors and accountants, so that only those who belong to a recognised body of engineers may call themselves engineers.

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The following explanatory notes have been added:

This would be a matter for the existing professional bodies (eg The Institution of Civil Engineers or The Institute of Structural Engineers etc etc)

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Status

Rejected

Created By

Thomas Wiggins

Created On

Tuesday 16 August 2011