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Young People

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff aged between 16 and 18 were employed by his Department and its predecessor (a) directly and (b) through an employment agency in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of these were given time off work to undertake some form of training; and what proportion were provided with some form of training (i) wholly and (ii) partially funded by his Department. (171282)

DIUS was created by machinery of government changes in July 2007 from elements of the then Department of Trade and Industry and Department for Education and Skills.

In the period since its creation DIUS has not employed any staff between the ages of 16 and 18.