HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c388W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are currently employed in the building industry in Wales; and what was the equivalent number in each of the past five years.

Mr. David Hunt

In June this year there were 37,000 employees employed in the construction industry. The equivalent number for each of the last five years is given in the table.

Employees in the construction industry in Wales
1987 43
1988 44
1989 46
1990 46
1991 42
1 Quarterly estimate series.

Source: Employment Department.

Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has for central funding for the Welsh museum schools service.

Sir Wyn Roberts

I am considering this in the public expenditure round but in doing so I am taking into account that five local education authorities already fund the service and the possibility of continued support from these and other sources.

Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what consultations he has had with the council of the National Museum of Wales regarding the rules for the generation of income from European Community research grants by the national museum and any compensatory withdrawal of grant-in-aid under additionality arrangements; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what arrangements he will make to strengthen the incentives for the National Museum of Wales to undertake European Community research projects, without loss of income generated.

Sir Wyn Roberts

Our officials have provided advice to the museum on specific queries in relation to a proposed application for European Community research funding.

The public expenditure arrangements provide scope and flexibility, within the public expenditure survey, for proper consideration of the implications for domestic expenditure of European Community research and development, for the setting of priorities and obtaining value for money. Our officials stand ready to discuss these arrangements with bodies in Wales.