Parliament: Apprentices

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a comparative estimate of the number of apprentices employed by the House of Lords and the House of Commons since 2010.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

The House of Commons Service launched its first apprenticeship scheme in 2012. Since then 10 apprentices have been employed per year. This has increased to 12 from December 2018 and will increase further to 25–30 during 2019.

We do not hold data for the House of Lords apprenticeships.

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