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Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department’s prime contractors and (ii) suppliers in the supply chain of such contractors.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

It is the Department’s policy to include a condition in any appropriate contract that contractors employ apprentices during the delivery of that contract. There is no similar obligation on suppliers in the supply chain.

Contractors are encouraged to provide relevant skills training to their staff.

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