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UK MP's support outsourcing to India

The BPO outcry has largely been settled as unions have understood that it would lead to efficiency of firms resulting in more jobs.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 12:56 IST

The outcry in the UK over outsourcing of jobs to India has largely settled as unions have understood that it would lead to efficiency of British companies resulting in more jobs, British MP Stephen Pound said on Friday.

The improved situation would be a boon to the growing IT enabled services sector that was partially affected by large-scale agitation by British labour unions over shifting of jobs to India.

Pound, who is also chairman of the Labour Friends of India (LFIN) and heading an eight-member delegation to India, said they would meet Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday.

The delegation visited a few IT and ITeS companies in the city and said the working conditions were good.

Pound and his team are in India to exploit opportunities in a few identifed sectors like bio-technology, IT and ITeS, healthcare and agro-processing.

The delegation after meeting FICCI members at a roundtable discussion invited a business delegation to the UK.