Delyn MP David Hanson along with colleagues in the UK Parliament and the Welsh Assembly has met with businesses, union leaders and other key groups to discuss how we can better equip North Wales to take advantage of big public capital projects and strengthen the local economy.
The Government is increasing the amount of investment it is putting into capital infrastructure projects and it is important that private businesses in North Wales are given all the support they need to be competitive when contracts go to tender. There is already a £300 million hospital being built in Bodelwyddan.
David Hanson said:
“The Government is committed to continuing investment in public service priorities, and has made record increases in the capital invested in public services over the last decade.
“This investment has translated into 1,100 new schools; over £20bn of public money invested in improving council housing; prison capacity increased by 20,000 places; and a huge NHS development.
“I was pleased to meet with business groups as well as The Rt Hon Paul Murphy M.P., Minister of State for Wales, and Andrew Davies AM, Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery, to discuss how small and larger businesses can compete for contracts and how councils, the Welsh Assembly and the UK Government, can help them to do so.
“We also discussed how we can strengthen the local economy through this challenging economic climate.”