Construction

Wales written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effect of the recession on the construction industry in Wales.

Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan The Secretary of State for Wales

The Regional Labour Market Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics in June 2012 show an increase of 1,000 workforce jobs in the construction industry in Wales between March 2011 and March 2012.

The longer term trend for the index of production and construction for Wales in the quarter 4 2011 statistical release from the Welsh Government shows a rise in output of 5.8% when comparing the latest four quarters compared to the previous four quarters.

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