Statement on Construction Sector Deal: 5 July 2018

05 July 2018

Richard Harrington, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, made a statement in the House of Commons on 5 July 2018 on the recently published Construction Sector Deal.

The Deal was published earlier in the day and, according to the Government:

"This Sector Deal sets out an ambitious partnership between government and industry that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce."

In his statement, Richard Harrington said "we are in the early days of what is one of the greatest construction programmes in our history, from delivering more affordable and safer homes in places where people want to live, to major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and the third runway at Heathrow."

The statement was responded to by Bill Esterson MP who claimed that "this appears to be a series of reannouncements of previous ministerial policies."

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