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15 January 2018
Volume 634

Apprenticeships

The following is an extract from an answer given by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills to the hon. Member for Havant (Alan Mak) during Oral Answers to Questions to Education Ministers on 11 December 2017:

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Will the Minister update the House on her Department’s work to encourage more people with learning disabilities to get involved in apprenticeships and join the labour market?

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Yes. We are doing a huge amount of work; I know that my hon. Friend, as chairman of the all-party group on apprenticeships, is doing a lot of work himself. We have specific targets: we want people with learning disabilities to represent 20% of all apprenticeship starts by 2020. We have made progress, and the trajectory for people with learning disabilities is going up.[Official Report, 11 December 2017, Vol. 633, c. 15.]

Letter of correction from Anne Milton:

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Yes. We are doing a huge amount of work; I know that my hon. Friend, as chairman of the all-party group on apprenticeships, is doing a lot of work himself. We have specific targets: we want the proportion of people with learning disabilities starting apprenticeships to increase by 20% by 2020. We have made progress, and the trajectory for people with learning disabilities is going up.

Topical Questions

The following is an extract from an answer given by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills to the hon. Member for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham) during Topical Questions to Education Ministers on 11 December 2017:

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What is the Minister doing to help young people with hearing difficulties to obtain apprenticeships?

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A lot of work and a lot of money is going into making sure that young people with learning difficulties can access apprenticeships. That is why we have set targets so that 20% of all apprenticeship starts will be people with learning difficulties by 2020. [Official Report, 11 December 2017, Vol. 633, c. 23.]

Letter of correction from Anne Milton:

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The correct response should have been:

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A lot of work and a lot of money is going into making sure that young people with learning difficulties can access apprenticeships. That is why we have set a target of a 20% increase in the proportion of apprenticeship starts by people with learning difficulties by 2020.