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Skill Force

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

8. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on initiatives in the city of Nottingham by Skill Force to use the talents of retired military personnel. (210796)

Skill Force, an MOD initiated project, was set up in 2000 and since April 2005 has been, as originally intended, a fully divested registered charity. They are involved in three schools in the city of Nottingham. They have a school team of five instructors, of which four are ex-service personnel. They are currently in Hadden Park School, William Sharpe School and Hayward School.

Skill Force are seeking to expand to cover five schools in the city from September of this year.