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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:01 pm on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 12:01 pm, 9th February 2012

I commend the example of the organisation my hon. Friend has mentioned, which is using the supply chain to employ more apprenticeships. I understand that many public sector bodies are already doing this as a matter of good practice, but we believe that even more can be done through a non-legislative approach to promote skills through public procurement. In the light of what my hon. Friend has just said, I shall see whether the Government can give added momentum to the initiative to which he has referred.