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Clause 2

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills) 5:45 pm, 5th February 2008

The hon. Gentleman must concentrate on apprenticeship completion rates. The overall completion rate stands at 63 per cent., having gone up from 25 per cent. in 1997, and completion rates for advanced level apprenticeships have also gone up. It is not only about being on an apprenticeship, but about successfully finishing it.