10 Sep 2012
Finance secretary John Swinney today said construction will be a key part of the next Scottish budget.
Ahead of next week’s expected announcement, Mr Swinney said the Scottish Government would do all it could to boost the sector in order to help Scotland’s economy.
Scottish Conservative housing spokesman Alex Johnstone MSP said:
“I hope he means what he says because the industry is in need of a boost.
“But if this boost is simply based on large public works, that alone will not bring the step-change the industry requires.
“What we do need is private housebuilders constructing homes again and our key industries investing for the future in developing their properties and facilities.
“That will only come from a Scottish Government that offers real confidence in the long-term, and doesn’t simply depend on big public contracts.”
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