§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the contacts her Department has with the Prince's trust in respect of training for young people seeking employment; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Paice
The Department strongly supports the aims of the Prince's trust and has frequent contact at ministerial and official level. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State met the chairman of the Prince's trust volunteers, for example, as recently as 15 November. The Department also provides active support for the training of young people through the secondment of officials and client referrals from the Employment Service.