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Apprentices And Public Procurement

EDM number 2695 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 06/02/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Employment schemes.

That this House believes that public procurement should be used to boost the number of British apprentices; notes that the Department forWork and Pensions' (DWP) new Apprenticeship and Skills Requirements Contract Schedule, published in July 2011, has successfully encouraged contractors to hire more than 2,000 apprentices in the Department's supply chain, on a voluntary basis and that a similar scheme has been successful in Essex County Council; estimates that if this were rolled out across the wider public sector it would instantly create 120,000 new apprenticeships at little or no cost to the taxpayer; further estimates that if the normal ratio of these apprenticeship places went to young people, youth unemployment would be cut by seven per cent.; and therefore urges every Government department to bring in similar contracts to those of the DWP and to give thousands more young Britons a fighting chance of a job, a qualification and a decent wage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Robert Halfon06/02/2012HarlowConservativeProposed
Peter Bottomley06/02/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon07/02/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Simpson07/02/2012Upper BannDUPSeconded
William McCrea07/02/2012South AntrimDUPSeconded
Stephen Williams07/02/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock08/02/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart08/02/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby08/02/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/02/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/02/2012JarrowLabourSigned
John Pugh20/02/2012SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Lorely Burt20/02/2012SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon21/02/2012North DownIndependentSigned
George Mudie21/02/2012Leeds EastLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson21/02/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale23/02/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds23/02/2012Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Hemming28/02/2012Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned

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