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Apprenticeships

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 2nd February 2016.

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Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) 11:30 am, 2nd February 2016

I do welcome that; all the work of my hon. Friend Nadhim Zahawi is marvellous, but this is a particularly marvellous aspect of his work. I say to all Members on both sides of the House that it is a simple scheme about going out and encouraging employers in their constituencies to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days. I urge all Members of all parties to take it up, and we will do everything we can to help.

Several hon. Members rose