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Skills Training And Computeach International

EDM number 896 in 2002-03, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 14/03/2003.

That this House note that the success of the United Kingdom economy, combined with rapid changes in technology, means employers face a scarcity of individuals trained to high standards in information technology; welcomes the commitment of Her Majesty's Government to address such skills shortages and to promote access to training, but observes that although many individuals in low paid and low skill jobs would benefit from the opportunity to access higher level ICT skills training, their employers do not fund the necessary courses; believes that many individuals in such jobs would, if given a helping hand as they are in many other EU member states, fund their own higher level training through part time or distance learning schemes; welcomes the suggestion of Computeach International, IT Training Company of the Year 2002-03, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer might review such options as introducing tax credits, or tax relief for training costs, making them VAT free or otherwise less burdensome when paid through taxed income, or providing direct grants, so that such individuals are given an incentive to improve their skills to their own benefit and that of the UK economy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Austin Mitchell14/03/2003Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Bob Spink17/03/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones18/03/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Vincent Cable18/03/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/03/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/03/2003GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/03/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth18/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Ross Cranston19/03/2003Dudley NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George19/03/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew19/03/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer19/03/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Tom Brake19/03/2003Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Olner19/03/2003NuneatonLabourSigned
Si20/03/2003Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Tynan20/03/2003Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams20/03/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Iris Robinson21/03/2003StrangfordDUPSigned
Syd Rapson21/03/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Robertson24/03/2003Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/03/2003TamworthLabourSigned
Meg Munn25/03/2003Sheffield, HeeleyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Frank Cook25/03/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis25/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Wood25/03/2003Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Marsha Singh26/03/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/03/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Brian White26/03/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Michael Clapham27/03/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Janet Dean27/03/2003BurtonLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/03/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara31/03/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ian Taylor31/03/2003Esher & WaltonConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kerry Pollard28/04/2003St AlbansLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths07/05/2003Reading EastLabourSigned
Win Griffiths15/05/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Roy Beggs21/05/2003East AntrimUUPSigned

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