Apprenticeships

Part of Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 17th February 2011.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 10:30 am, 17th February 2011

Trying to deal with four questions is a bit like being at the Woolworth's pick 'n mix. I will deal with the first one only. The apprenticeship offer that we are enshrining in law means very plainly that everyone who secures an apprenticeship place will be funded-not the permissive, meaningless offer that prevailed under the last Government. The right hon. Gentleman should know better.