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Departmental Contracts

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trainees are employed on its construction contracts. (89211)

Defence Estates—the Ministry of Defence (MOD) agency responsible for the defence estate—discusses with our suppliers, both individually and through our Prime Contracting Supplier Association, ways in which the number of apprenticeships and amount of skills training can be maximised. Our lead suppliers for the Single Living Accommodation Modernisation Project and Project MOD Estate London will together provide a minimum of 120 apprenticeships.