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Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which countries do not reciprocally recognise qualifications in skills training and apprenticeships funded by his Department. (274068)

The Department does not hold this specific information. However from a European perspective, in most member states certain professions are regulated and the EU directive on professional recognition requires authorities which give access to the profession to take account of qualifications gained elsewhere within Europe.