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Apprentices

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on apprentices, what progress his Department has made towards meeting its share of the Government's commitment to employ over 1,000 apprentices in central Government departments and agencies in 2008-09; and how many apprentices his Department now employs. (256258)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth North (Sarah McCarthy-Fry) on Tuesday 24 February, Official Report, column 740-41W.

The Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency have since registered a further 91 modern apprenticeships giving a Department for Transport total of 175 apprenticeships for the period 2008-09.