David Lammy: "World-Class Apprenticeships" sets out a range of measures to encourage many more employers to expand their apprenticeship numbers and to join the programme. These include new financial incentives; a national matching service; and new flexibilities so that employers can bring their own qualifications into apprenticeship frameworks.
David Lammy: We recently announced that for the first time, funding will be targeted specifically at expanding apprenticeships for adults aged over 25. This will mean 30,000 such apprenticeships costing £90 million over the next three years.
David Lammy: As we said in "World-class Apprenticeships', more needs to be done to help those with disadvantages to access apprenticeships. It will be a priority for the National Apprenticeship Service to implement a range of measures for disadvantaged groups.
David Lammy: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills has no imminent plans to move any of its offices to the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency. However, we do regularly review our sites strategy and a large proportion of the staff employed by the Department and its agencies are already located outside of London and the South East.
David Lammy: Special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the "Model Contract" and "Code of Conduct for Special Advisers", copies of which are in the Library of the House.
David Lammy: Baroness Morgan of Drefelin took over responsibility for policy on intellectual property on 24 January 2008.
David Lammy: holding answer 25 January 2008 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin took over these ministerial responsibilities on 24 January.
...number 20 - 6 yes, 10 no Voting yes: Nick Gibb, John Hayes, Oliver Heald, Charles Walker, Angela Watkinson, Stephen Williams Voting no: Celia Barlow, Michael Foster, Nia Griffith, Jim Knight, David Lammy, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Gordon Marsden, Madeleine Moon, Peter Soulsby, Phil Wilson
David Lammy: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 424W.
David Lammy: There are currently no employees of DIUS who are suspended.
David Lammy: DIUS has not produced any plastic bags with DIUS branding since the Department was created.
David Lammy: The Department was created on 28 June 2007. No citizen's juries were arranged between the Department's creation and the end of June.
David Lammy: All recycling for my Department is carried out on our behalf, as a shared service, by the Departments of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and Children Schools and Families. Therefore, answers given on behalf of those Departments include my Department as well.
David Lammy: The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills has bought supplies of letter headed paper to date at a cost of just over £2,000, at an average cost of about £37 per 1,000 sheets.
David Lammy: Central records held by the Department do not indicate how much letter headed paper which is specifically jointly headed has been acquired by the Department.
David Lammy: DIUS was created in July 2007 by the amalgamation of elements from BERR (formerly DTI) and DCSF (formerly DfES). The Department is currently defining its policies and procedures around the provision for trade union support. As a consequence it has not yet established such training programmes.
David Lammy: The relevant data are not held by the Department.
David Lammy: DIUS was created in July 2007 by the amalgamation of elements from BERR (formerly DTI) and DCSF (formerly DfES). As a consequence it has not existed for the 12 months specified. However in the interim period there have been no cases of bullying reported by staff. Nor are any cases currently reported.
David Lammy: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 12 November 2007, Official Report, column 57W, to the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr. Hayes).
David Lammy: The production costs, i.e. design and printing, of the Tackling Obesities: Future Choices report were approx £3,300 and for Tackling Obesities: Future Choices—Obesity Systems Atlas were approx £8,600. The cost of distributing the Tackling Obesities Future Choices are likely to be approx £5,900 and for the Obesity Systems Atlas £2,500