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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

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/About-Us/Performance-data.aspx

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.