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House of Lords: Work Experience

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House of Lords Administration will increase the number of work experience placements offered within the House of Lords.

Photo of Lord Brabazon of Tara Lord Brabazon of Tara Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

The House of Lords Administration offers work placements, for a maximum of one week, to students aged between 15 and 18. Placements are available in June and July only. There is no set limit on the number of placements offered and those seeking placements are allocated to offices according to their preferences. The number of placements which can be made in each individual office is a limiting factor and depends on the predicted workload of the office concerned. In June and July 2011, 46 applications for placements were received, and 26 placements were undertaken.

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