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NHS: Apprentices

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for NHS apprenticeships was in each year for which figures are available. (260844)

The Department has not allocated a specific budget for national health service apprenticeships. NHS organisations use their existing sources of income to cover any training and employment costs. Organisations in all sectors of the economy can access external sources of funding for apprenticeships, including funding from the Learning and Skills Council, but no data are held centrally on the external funding sources. The funding arrangements for future years are under review.