HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc260-1W
28. Mr. Ennis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will assess the effectiveness of the apprenticeship scheme being operated by Groundwork Dearne Valley. [34923]

Dr. Howells

It is too early to form a full assessment of the Groundwork Dearne Valley Apprenticeship Scheme which has been running since October 1997. However the project is subject to regular reviews which have revealed many positive aspects. There will be a formal interim review after eighteen months of the life span of the project which will enable partners to identify and disseminate areas of best practice.