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Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014)

Clause 3: Apprenticeships: simplification Amendment 2 not moved. Clause 3 agreed. Schedule 1 agreed. Clauses 4 and 5 agreed. Clause 6: Requirements to wear safety helmets: exemption for Sikhs Amendment 3 Moved by Baroness Thornton 3: Clause 6, page 4, line 5, leave out subsection (1)

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014)

Baroness Browning: ....” Amendments 93 to 96 agreed. Amendment 97 Moved by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 97: After Clause 28, insert the following new Clause— “Assault on workers selling alcohol (1) A person who assaults a worker who is required to enforce or comply with the Licensing Act 2003— (a) in the course of that worker’s employment, or (b) by reason of that worker’s...

Schools: Careers Advice — Question (20 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Prosser: ...in the league tables is a hugely important pressure on them. Together, those two things deter many schools from advising pupils of the opportunities maybe to study BTEC subjects, applying for apprenticeships, or moving on to further education colleges. Can the Minister therefore tell the House what the Government intend to do about that conflict?

Isil: Topical Questions (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Iain McKenzie: I welcome the contract awarded for maritime support at HM Naval Base Clyde. Will the Minister give more detail about how many apprenticeships will be created through the contract?

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Lord Nash: ...those from deprived backgrounds, the essential cultural capital they need, given that they do not get it at home. We have dramatically overhauled vocational qualifications and substantially expanded and improved apprenticeships. We are reforming teacher training with far more of it conducted in school. We have introduced bursaryships into teacher recruitment, and have introduced phonics...

Business of the House (16 October 2014)

William Hague: ...himself, which he can do through all the normal means. He is right about the implications of economic growth and the opportunities in the haulage industry. As he knows, we have seen 1.8 million apprenticeships start under this Government in the past four and half years, which is a dramatic increase. That can benefit all industries, but it is open to him to pursue the debate he calls for.

Women and Equalities: Tata Steel (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Matthew Hancock: ...literally, a huge amount of manufacturing and construction activity in the UK. We have taken strides to strengthen the skills provision for manufacturing, not least by strengthening and expanding the apprenticeships programme, but also more broadly. Should there be changes in employment, we will be there to ensure, as we do everywhere in the country, that people have the opportunity to...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Julie Hilling: ...-serviceman paid at the national minimum wage who could not afford to buy nappies and needed to rely on a food bank; or to the one in four apprentices who do not even get paid the paltry 2.73 an hour apprenticeship rate, a rate that has increased by only 23p since 2010. The national minimum wage was a great achievement by the previous Labour Government, and I pay tribute not only to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Cameron: I congratulate my hon. Friend on all the work he does locally to help promote jobs, apprenticeships and training. He is absolutely right, and there has been a 56% decline in unemployment in his constituency, but let me stress that there is still more work to be done. We have got to stick to our long-term economic plan. We are not immune from pressures, including the problems in the eurozone,...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East (15 October 2014)

Gordon Marsden: ...163;2.5 billion in economic benefits, which is five times as much as the 500 million of public funding that they receive. Buses provide economic and social opportunities, linking passengers up with apprenticeships, skills and jobs, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) and others have said—not just any jobs, but aspirational, career-building ones. In...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...consider on the National Minimum Wage. The document contains the Government’s interim evidence on economic and non-economic issues, including the minimum wage rates, the youth labour market and apprenticeships. An updated version of the evidence will be published later when the latest information on earnings and economic forecasts will be included. A copy of the evidence will be...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage (2015 Report) (15 October 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...consider on the national minimum wage. The document contains the Government’s interim evidence on economic and non-economic issues, including the minimum wage rates, the youth labour market and apprenticeships. An updated version of the evidence will be published later when the latest information on earnings and economic forecasts will be included. A copy of the evidence will be...

Schools (Brighton and Hove) (14 October 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...close the attainment gap between those from richer and poorer backgrounds. We want all young people to leave school ready for life in modern Britain, whether it be through going to university, via an apprenticeship or in the world of work. Under this Government’s reforms, we have seen the number of students in Brighton and Hove achieving five or more GCSEs or equivalent at A* to C,...

Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) (14 October 2014)

John Bercow: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman intervenes, let me remind him that he embarked on an apprenticeship to become a statesman. That apprenticeship still has a considerable distance to travel. I simply appeal to his more public-spirited instincts, and advise him now to assume the posture of a statesman.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Skills Training:  West Tyrone (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...work or the areas in which they are employed, where they are overqualified. That can have knock-on consequences elsewhere, in displacing other people's opportunities. Through what we are doing in careers, apprenticeships and investing in further education and higher education, we are trying to drive that situation out of our economy. We all stand to benefit if we get it right.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Apprenticeships (29 September 2014)

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Youth Unemployment (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...by my Department and the wider Executive. Responses include the youth employment scheme and the Pathways to Success strategy. Wider reforms including the review of careers, the new strategy on apprenticeships and the forthcoming new youth training system will all help to reduce the incidences of youth unemployment in the future. The situation around youth unemployment no doubt...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Manufacturing and Engineering: Action Plan (29 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: .... That will upskill 12 Magellan Aerospace staff. It is due to complete in October, at which point it will be evaluated, with a view to rolling it out within the sector. Furthermore, a higher-level apprenticeship in engineering commenced in November 2013, with 15 apprentices from companies such as Terex, Kiverco and the Quinn Group. The apprentices will do a foundation...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014)

Alastair Ross: ...Employment and Leaning Committee, would have heard the very stark warning about budget cuts that are coming down the line. I asked the Minister about projected cuts for next year, and he talked about double-digit figures of cuts in his Department. That will have an impact on his ability to pay hardship funds, to train young people, to get young people apprenticeships

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher and Further Education: Admissions (26 September 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...to provide the high quality skills their learners, local economy and businesses need. There is an increased drive for employer ownership of skills funding, a continuing growth, and reform of, the Apprenticeships programme and an opportunity for individuals aged 24 and over studying at Level 3 and 4 to have access to Loans to help meet up-front course fees. The Government will raise the cap...

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