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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 Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice 5:45 pm, 5th February 2008

I agree entirely with the Minister’s focus on the road to completion, but does he agree that one of the very encouraging things about the Government’s latest announcement is the fact that they are looking at ways in which those apprenticeships can be flexibly structured to accommodate the complex work-life balance of younger and older people? Does he agree that portability is a key part of achieving increases in completion rates, which is a goal that he, the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings and I all share?