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Skills Funding Agency

EDM number 1188 in 2013-14, proposed by John McDonnell on 13/03/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Training.

That this House is concerned by the Government's restructuring of how apprenticeships are delivered and funded in the UK; notes that the current proposals will see a reduction of 30 per cent in current staffing levels at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) which is entirely devoted to promoting apprenticeships and assisting employers who are taking part in apprenticeship schemes; further notes that the proposed restructuring will place burdens on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that currently benefit from SFA assistance and advice; is concerned that any additional burdens on SMEs such as training will result in a reduction of apprenticeships due to the time and financial constraints which will inevitably be placed on SMEs; and calls on the Government to halt its restructuring programme and consult fully with staff and their representatives as well as SMEs that currently benefit from the SFA in its current form.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

John McDonnell13/03/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Jim Dobbin17/03/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram17/03/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins17/03/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd17/03/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Alan Meale18/03/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn18/03/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham18/03/2014Coventry SouthLabourSigned
William McCrea19/03/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
David Simpson19/03/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/03/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson19/03/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Mary Glindon20/03/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn24/03/2014JarrowLabourSigned
Jim McGovern24/03/2014Dundee WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy25/03/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned

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