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Part of Bill Presented — Modern Slavery Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:03 pm on 10th June 2014.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Labour, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 2:03 pm, 10th June 2014

I would congratulate anyone who introduced proper apprenticeships, particularly the 5,000 in his constituency. How many of those people are doing three-year courses that will be recognised by City and Guilds to make them tradesmen, which we are very short of? How many are bogus apprenticeships with people doing short-term courses that are basically work experience?