Conservative MP, Harlow , 6 May 2010 –
Former Labour MP, Hartlepool , 30 Sep 2004 – 3 May 2017
Labour MP, Cardiff West , 7 Jun 2001 –
Labour Peer , 7 Sep 2004 –
Conservative MP, South Holland and The Deepings , 1 May 1997 –
Did you mean apprenticeships?
James Frith: ...the fact that both public and private sectors combine to create wealth. From nursery to university, these ambitions should feature, too. We need proper investment paid for by a broader economy. We should be empowered by a curriculum that prepares our young people for a successful, modern working life, whether via an apprenticeship or a degree, or if they are starting up for themselves, not...
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...strategy would be enhancing a state’s purchasing and regulating power. Does the Minister agree? Will he give some examples of where that might happen, including in such areas as diversity and apprenticeship training, which have been so lacking in recent years?
Jack Lopresti: ...Security, the defence manufacturers’ trade association, estimates that in 2016 the UK defence sector directly supported 142,000 jobs, of which 32,000 were in research, design and engineering. The sector also supports 4,300 apprenticeships along with the MOD, which supports a further 18,000 apprenticeships, making it the largest provider in the UK. I am running out of time, but...
Debbie Abrahams: ..., whose manifesto promised advocating “for the interests of our older people”? Perhaps, as the Pensions Minister astonishingly suggested in a debate earlier this month, the Government will force people in their mid-60s to seek out an apprenticeship. A constituent of mine, hearing that suggestion, visited our local jobcentre in Oldham, only to find that the adviser had no idea...
Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with a (a) learning difficulty and (b) disability completed apprenticeships in 2015-16.
Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to ensure large employers ring-fence apprenticeship levy funding to be used for apprenticeship starts for 16-to-18 year-olds.
Angela Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employers in Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency that will not be required to pay the apprenticeship levy.
Lord Prior of Brampton: There are no plans to review the Hinkley Point C contract, which the Government believes represents value for money and will deliver a number of benefits including 26,000 jobs and apprenticeships. The developer, NNB is responsible for the project’s funding and construction schedule. Any additional costs incurred are the responsibility of NNBG and will not fall on taxpayers or consumers.
Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to introduce data collection that would allow people undertaking apprenticeships to declare a mental health problem.
Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) current annual budget is of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and (b) the anticipated budget for the 2018-19 financial year.
Karl Turner: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers in the (a) shipping and (b) offshore energy industries are liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy; and for what reasons companies in those industries are not liable to pay the Levy.
Elizabeth Truss: The key thing that we can do to increase productivity is to ensure that we invest in education and improve skills. We have more people going to university and doing apprenticeships, and we are investing in our rail and roads.
Stephen Barclay: Treasury Ministers have engaged on a regular basis with the Secretary of State for Education. We will double spending on apprenticeships over the decade to 2020, allowing 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020 and giving people the best start in their career.
Chris Grayling: ...along, the companies that win contracts for HS2—whether construction, design or, ultimately, rolling stock contracts—will be obliged to make a commitment to leave a lasting skills footprint. That means apprenticeship programmes and skills development, and I think the two high-speed college campuses that we have established in Birmingham and Doncaster will help to develop real...
Grahame Morris: ...and Pensions, the hon. Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman), who was here just a few minutes ago. He is not a bad individual and I get on with him incredibly well, but it is outrageous to suggest that women who have been forced to wait longer for their state pension should be offered apprenticeships. For the Members who were not there, I can tell them that I have never heard anything like...
Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...the Government would consider that construction was a key industry, and when HMG would reply to the Farmer and Morel reports. We absolutely recognise the importance of construction, which is why the Government have invested in skills and apprenticeships. We also need to encourage house builders to move to modern methods of construction. I will write to the noble Lord about the reports that...