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Establishing A Royal Society Of Apprentices

EDM number 587 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 21/07/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Training.

That this House welcomes the Government's plans to restore apprenticeships to their former glory; considers that such a change in policy must be supported by a change in culture; believes that this Parliament should create a new golden age of vocational training, where apprenticeships are seen as prestigious and of equal value to a university degree; further believes that a Royal Society of Apprentices, similar to the Law Society or the British Medical Association, should be established to replicate the vibrant social life of universities for students in vocational training; further believes that there should be an annual apprentices day in every local authority, which would build on the already successful Vocational Qualifications Day and act as a formal graduation ceremony for vocational students; and calls on the Government to add its voice in support of these efforts in the coming months and years.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Robert Halfon21/07/2010HarlowConservativeProposed
Bob Russell21/07/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley22/07/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Weatherley22/07/2010HoveConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale22/07/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock22/07/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Rosindell26/07/2010RomfordConservativeSigned
Martin Caton26/07/2010GowerLabourSigned
John Leech26/07/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes27/07/2010Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby06/09/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Anderson06/09/2010BlaydonLabourSigned
Martin Vickers06/09/2010CleethorpesConservativeSigned
Ian Swales06/09/2010RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned

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