§ Ms Harman
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many, and what percentage of, employers in Britain(a) have achieved, (b) are in the process of achieving, (c) have failed to achieve and (d) do not operate the Investors in People standard; 
(2) if he will make a statement on the future of the Investors in People standard. 
§ Mr. Paice
The Investors in People standard is run by industry based organisation, Investors in People UK, to promote excellence in employers' staff development practices. Over 1,800 organisations have achieved the standard and 18,000 more are committed to achieving it. Organisations who are recognised must be reassessed every three years.
Investors in People UK is now reviewing the standard to ensure its continued relevance and professional credibility as one of the national targets for education and training.