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Skilled Workers

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will initiate a national audit of skills. (227771)

The provision of up to date and high quality information on skills needs is crucial both to Government across the UK, and to employers. That is why we have asked the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to produce an annual employment and skills assessment. The UK Commission will also continue the series of skill projections, that was established by government some years ago. In addition each of the 25 Sector Skills Councils has completed a Sector Skills Agreement, which map out exactly what skills employers need their work force to have and how these skills will be supplied.