§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress he has made in securing more apprenticeships in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Redwood
The departmental report—Cmnd 2815—sets out in paragraphs 4.13 and 4.14 my intentions for expanding modern apprenticeships in Wales.
Negotiations are currently taking place with the training and enterprise councils to agree the numbers and occupational areas in which modern and accelerated modern apprenticeships will be offered.