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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 614W, on apprentices, what progress has been made on increasing the number of apprentices in her Department; and how many apprentices her Department employs. (251965)

Within CLG, eight members of staff are currently undertaking apprenticeships as part of the Government Skill’s Apprenticeship Pathfinder scheme.

Although none of our agencies or Government Offices are currently putting staff forward for apprenticeships, the GOs are developing policy on introducing apprenticeships across the whole GO Network.