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Orders for new construction leapt 12 per cent in the last quarter of 1993 fuelling hopes of a sustained recovery.Government figures showed that contractors won a third more new work in the final quarter of last year compared with 1992.All sectors improved markedly, but a big boost came from a sharp increase in infrastructure spending.The rise was welcomed, but Joanne Cutler, economist for the Building Employers Confederation, sounded a note of caution: 'The underlying trend is upward and we are encouraged by that. But the last quarter figures have been artificially boosted by infrastructure orders coming through for the Jubilee Line,' she said.She added that public expenditure cuts concerned builders. CONSTRUCTION NEWS