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Skills Funding Agency And Apprenticeships

EDM number 2110 in 2010-12, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 19/07/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Employment schemes.

That this House regrets the proposed closure of some ofthe Skills Funding Agency's regional offices; opposes these closures and cutbacks which will lead to the loss of 430 jobs this year; acknowledges the economic importance of young people taking up apprenticeships; notes that 257,000 over-19s took up an apprenticeship in 2010-11; welcomes the Government's policy of providing extra funding for apprenticeships to 2014-15; is therefore concerned that the 25 per cent. cut to the Agency's budget will result in the axing of all 25 posts responsible for assuring health and safety assessments of workplaces offering apprenticeships; rejects the Government's claim that the Health and Safety Executive, which is facing a 35 per cent. cut to 2014-15, will be able to assume this responsibility without detriment to the assessment regime required to protect apprentices from dangerous workplaces; further notes that the health and safety regime administered by the Agency was introduced in response to the deaths ofnine apprentices in the workplace in 2003; and calls on the Government to reconsider this policy and to meet the relavent trade unions to discuss these matters.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Jim Cunningham19/07/2011Coventry SouthLabourProposed
John McDonnell19/07/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin20/07/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale20/07/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn20/07/2011Newport WestLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner20/07/2011BolsoverLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn11/08/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/08/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Bayley11/08/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy11/08/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram05/09/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice05/09/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce05/09/2011Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jim McGovern05/09/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd05/09/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman05/09/2011Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson05/09/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
David Heyes05/09/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
David Crausby05/09/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Simpson06/09/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea06/09/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Martin Caton07/09/2011GowerLabourSigned
Louise Ellman07/09/2011Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/09/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Albert Owen07/09/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Lady Hermon07/09/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Katy Clark08/09/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield09/09/2011Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/09/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas13/09/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ian Murray11/10/2011Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
George Mudie26/10/2011Leeds EastLabourSigned
Debbie Abrahams31/10/2011Oldham East and SaddleworthLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper02/11/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Jim Dowd22/11/2011Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned

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