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Reductions In Skills Funding Agency Staffing

EDM number 91 in 2014-15, proposed by Ian Lavery on 12/06/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Training.

That this House condemns the reduction of staff numbers at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) from 1,355 to 925; notes that these ideological cuts to staffing will have a detrimental effect on the delivery of apprenticeships and the National Careers Service; is concerned that that detriment will increase the potential for fraud and will be felt by small and medium-sized employers which may not be able to take on apprenticeships if they do not have contact and support from staff of the SFA; further notes that these ideological cuts contradict the Government's commitment to apprenticeships; and calls on the Government to acknowledge the value and dedication of staff working within the SFA and to commit to further recruitment in the agency to enable them to deliver on apprenticeships.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Ian Lavery12/06/2014WansbeckLabourProposed
John McDonnell12/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns12/06/2014GatesheadLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris12/06/2014EasingtonLabourSeconded
Katy Clark12/06/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner12/06/2014BolsoverLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/06/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
George Mudie12/06/2014Leeds EastLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin12/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood12/06/2014Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
David Crausby12/06/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Cryer12/06/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson16/06/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/06/2014Dundee WestLabourSigned
David Simpson17/06/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Graeme Morrice17/06/2014LivingstonLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram18/06/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham18/06/2014Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne18/06/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/06/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn19/06/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff23/06/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Martin Caton30/06/2014GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/07/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper01/09/2014West LancashireLabourSigned

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