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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (30 Mar 2017)

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 – motion to approve – Viscount Younger of Leckie. Orders and regulations

Technical and Further Education Bill - Report (Continued) (27 Mar 2017)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: automatically triggered by attainment of a qualification? I do not think that we have had an assessment of the resources required by the institute, or the SFA, to authenticate, print and send out the 3 million apprenticeship certificates to meet the government target. Will the institute require the addresses of all the candidates or will they be sent to the employer or training provider...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Report (27 Mar 2017)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: We were hoping that we could have a dialogue about this because these matters are key to the success of apprenticeships. But if that is the Minister’s approach, I beg leave to test the opinion of the House. Ayes 164, Noes 166.

Bus Services Bill [Lords]: Report on the provision of concessionary bus travel to apprentices aged 16 to 18 (27 Mar 2017)

...before each House of Parliament setting out possible steps to support local transport authorities in providing concessionary bus travel to persons aged 16 to 18 who are participating in statutory apprenticeships. (2) Any report under subsection (1) shall include, but will not be limited to, an evaluation of whether section 93(7) of the Transport Act 1985 should be amended to enable local...

Bus Services Bill [Lords]: National strategy (27 Mar 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...transport for young people, particularly those living in more isolated areas, we also recognise that the cost of transport can be an issue for some young people, including those who are participating in apprenticeships. One reason for the introduction of the 16-to-19 bursary fund was to help with transport costs. Funding is allocated to schools and colleges and is used to support...

Digital Technology: Skilled Workforce - Question (27 Mar 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...economy. We have revised the computing science curriculum and are undertaking work to increase advanced digital skills in areas such as cybersecurity and data. We have introduced digital degree apprenticeships and are reforming technical education, including creating a specialist digital route with a clear pathway to employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young People in Work (27 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...has fallen by more than half in the past four years, and he is right to highlight the large number of vacancies—over three quarters of a million nationwide. Alongside promoting work experience and apprenticeships, the Government will soon be rolling out the youth obligation, providing additional intensive support for young people from day one.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers (27 Mar 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Royal Navy employs a range of mechanisms to attract and develop engineers including apprenticeship schemes and staged remunerative awards, as well as an active engagement in a University Technical Colleges affiliation programme aimed at assisting in the development of technically able young people.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail Franchising (27 Mar 2017)

Chris Grayling: .... There will also be live information about seating availability and crowding levels, so that passengers know the best place to stand to board the train. Reflecting the Government’s commitment to create 30,000 apprenticeships across all transport modes by 2020, First MTR South Western Trains Limited will offer more than 100 apprenticeships each year. Their plans also include...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (24 Mar 2017)

Royston Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of apprenticeship starts in 2017-18 are expected to be offered by businesses (a) paying and (b) not paying the Apprenticeship Levy.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Small Businesses (24 Mar 2017)

Robert Halfon: Supporting and growing apprenticeships amongst smaller employers who won’t be asked to pay the levy is critical to us. Our decision to provide generous co-investment support and extend this to 100% support for employers with fewer than 50 employees, when they recruit a 16-18-year-old or a 19-24-year-old formerly in care or with an Education and Health Care plan shows this. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Ethnic Groups (24 Mar 2017)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has (a) allocated and (b) spent on encouraging BME people to take apprenticeships in construction, IT and engineering.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (24 Mar 2017)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will consider extending to maintained schools exemptions similar to those which exist for small academies from the Apprenticeship Levy; and if she will make a statement.

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

Nick Clegg: ...possibly compounding that error by spending hundreds of millions of extra pounds on new selective schools, and then ask schools to shoulder their own newly increased national insurance and pension contributions and, in some cases, apprenticeship levy costs, and, on top of that, introduce a national funding formula with no additional money to make that work. If they do all that, they are...

EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...earlier. It is clearly critical that we address that. Looking back, perhaps one of the great policy mistakes that successive Governments made was to encourage too many people to go to university at the expense of vocational training, apprenticeship training and the like. The work that David Sainsbury—the noble Lord, Lord Sainsbury—has done in that area is hugely important and I...

Business of the House (23 Mar 2017)

Anna Soubry: ...with those who have suffered as a result of these terrible murders. I will try to engage in business as usual by asking this of the Leader of the House. Many of us were surprised to learn that the apprenticeship levy, which is a good idea that has been rightly passed on to local, upper-tier and unitary authorities, has wrongly in turn been passed on to schools. Schools in my constituency...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Licensing and accreditation scheme for technicians working on automated and electric vehicles (23 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...start, and engaging through those means seems to me to be the right thing to do, but we can do more. I have been discussing that with my officials this morning. Earlier this week I met my successor, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon), and yesterday, I was able to discuss the issue with the Secretary of State for...

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: STEM Careers (23 Mar 2017)

Caroline Flint: It is important to encourage women and girls into non-traditional careers, but will the hon. Lady ask the Ministers responsible for expanding apprenticeships why there are no targets for increasing the number of girls on apprenticeships in traditionally male areas? There has been a lost opportunity to challenge that.

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2017)

Justine Greening: Absolutely. The Department for Transport set out an ambition for women to represent at least 20% of new entrants to engineering and technical apprenticeships in the transport sector by 2020. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills visited the Crossrail Academy recently. The academy is exceeding the target: 27% of its apprentices are female.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Southampton Itchen (23 Mar 2017)

Royston Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship providers operate in Southampton Itchen constituency.

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