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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 554: debated on Thursday 6 December 2012

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 6 December 2012

Business, Innovation and Skills

Apprentices: East of England

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many Government-funded apprenticeships there were in each local authority area in the East of England in each of the last three years; (129652)

(2) how many apprenticeship starts in each (a) industry type and (b) age group there were in (i) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (ii) Suffolk and (iii) England and Wales in each of the last three years.

[Official Report, 27 November 2012, Vol. 554, c. 291W.]

Letter of correction from Matthew Hancock:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Bury St Edmunds (Mr Ruffley) on 27 November 2012. Due to an administrative error, only part of the answer was provided.

The full answer given was as follows:

As the requested tables are large, I am making data available in the Libraries of the House. Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts by local education authority in the East of England. Table 2 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts by sector subject area and age group in Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency, Suffolk local education authority and England. Final data are shown for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years and provisional data are shown for the 2011/12 academic year.

The correct answer should have been:

As the requested tables are large, I am making data available in the Libraries of the House. Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts by local education authority in the East of England. Table 2 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts by sector subject area and age group in Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency, Suffolk local education authority and England. Final data are shown for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years and provisional data are shown for the 2011/12 academic year.

Provisional data for the 2011/12 academic year provide an early view of performance and will change as further data returns are received from further education colleges and providers. They should not be directly compared with final year data from previous years. Figures for 2011/12 will be finalised in January 2013.

The Department does not collect further education information relating to the devolved Administrations.

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by geography is published in a supplementary table to a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 11 October 2012:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_current

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_supplementary_tables/Apprenticeship_sfr_supplementary_tables/