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Vocational Training: Accidents

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries there have been on Government-funded training programmes in each year since the inception of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC); what the nature of each incident was; what the age of each individual involved was; whether any recommendations for the conduct of such programmes that arose from inquiries into each incident were made; and whether any compensation payments were made by (i) the LSC and (ii) training providers consequent on each incident. (269779)

The Learning and Skills Council works with providers and employers to ensure that the health and safety of learners, including apprentices over the age of 19, is of paramount importance. The information requested is not held by the Department. I have asked Geoff Russell, the LSC's acting chief executive, to write to my hon. Friend with the information he has requested. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Libraries.