§ 16. Mr. Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the National Assembly on the impact of the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords] on skill levels in Wales. 
§ Mr. Hanson
I regularly meet Tom Middlehurst, Assembly Secretary responsible, to discuss a range of issues including the impact of the Learning and Skills Bill, which will establish a new Council for Education and Training for Wales. The CETW will focus education and training more purposefully and effectively to enable young people and adults in Wales to develop the skills they need in the labour market.