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Skills Pledge: Copeland

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many employers in Copeland have made the skills pledge. (205668)

By March 2008, more than 2,500 employers in England had made the skills pledge, covering more than 3.7 million employees. A number of those employers employ people in the Copeland area, including Tesco, Ford Motor Company, Superdrug and BP. None of the employers who have made the pledge to date have registered their main address as being in the Copeland area; I would welcome the opportunity to work with the hon. Member for Copeland to encourage employers in his constituency to make the pledge.