David Cameron confirmed Prisk’s appointment and revealed that the minister has already met the Steering Group of the Low Carbon Construction Review Innovation and Growth Team.
The industry-led body was set up to review construction to ensure it is ‘fit for purpose’ for delivering a low carbon future.
Prisk said: “My portfolio offers me a fantastic opportunity to support an industry that provides a significant amount of the nation’s GDP.
“The Low Carbon Construction IGT will play a key part in the Prime Minister’s pledge to make this ‘the greenest government ever’ and I look forward to seeing it’s conclusions on tackling the challenges of a low carbon agenda.”
Chief Construction Adviser, Paul Morrell, said: “I welcome the Minister’s wholehearted support for the Low Carbon Construction IGT and look forward to working with him on the many challenges and opportunities that the industry faces.
“It can only help that he has shadowed the role for some time, and already has a good understanding of the construction industry.”