Women: Training and Upskilling — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:48 pm on 25th June 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 2:48 pm, 25th June 2012

My noble friend Lady Harris is very kind in allowing me to say that I do not have the data with me. I will send a list to her and a copy in the office. I know that 56% of women are now in full-time work, which is useful to know, and the number of women employed rose by 23,000 this quarter. Sadly, I cannot give her the data sets today. We are working hard to make sure that the apprenticeships women take up-and more than half the apprentices in this country are women-are much higher skilled and very often jobs which would have gone to men without even a second thought. So we are on the job.