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House of Lords written question HL365.

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL365, tabled on 3 July 2017

Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the contribution to the economy of the brick industry.

Answered on

17 July 2017

The Annual Business Survey 2015, published 9 June 2017, showed that the “manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay” sector in 2015 employed 5,000 people across 125 enterprises, with a turnover of £925million.

Whilst there are no individual statistics on the brick industry other data suggests well over half of this sector is brick manufacture. This represents 0.01% of enterprises and 0.03% of turnover and employment in the non-financial business economy.