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Local Government: Apprentices

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of apprentices each local authority employed in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (320796)

The National Apprenticeships Service is responsible for monitoring the number of apprentices within the public and private sector, including local authorities. Details can be found on their website

Authorities recently volunteered information on the overall number of apprenticeships across the sector this year to the Department, and aggregate information was included in a press notice issued by Communities and Local Government on 2 February this year.