Construction Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 20th November 2008.

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Photo of Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills 10:30 am, 20th November 2008

On 11 November, I visited the construction site for Laing O'Rourke's new concrete factory in Steetley, in the constituency of my hon. Friend John Mann, where I had interesting discussions about skills. We are working closely with that company and the industry on supporting apprenticeships and on the longer-term skills challenges that the industry faces, which include the need to meet our ambitious house building targets.

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