§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many apprenticeships he estimates the New Deal will provide in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hain
It is not possible to give an accurate estimate of the number of apprenticeships that will be made available under the New Deal over the period of its implementation. Some young people will access to apprenticeship-type training as part of the New Deal employment option and others will progress onto apprenticeships when completing their period on the New Deal. All young people will have access to quality training to improve their skills and employment prospects.