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Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support his Department provides for apprenticeships and training in construction and related industries. (94515)

[holding answer 17 October 2006]: At the end of 2005 there were 24,250 young people participating in apprenticeships (apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships) in construction in England. The funding for construction apprentices from the Learning and Skills Council for 2005/06 was £62,999,222.