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we are investing a further £1 billion per year until 2010-11 in Skills for Life.
Over 5.7 million adults have engaged with the Skills for Life programme. 12 million Skills for Life opportunities have been taken up, with over 2.8 million adults gaining a first qualification. We have met the 2010 target of 2.25 million achievements in skills for life two years early.
Mr. McFadden: A low carbon economy represents a huge economic opportunity for the UK, and is at the heart of New Industry, New Jobs, the Government's strategic vision for Britain's economic recovery. Budget 2009 provided £1.4 billion of extra targeted support in the low carbon sector. The Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, to be published this summer, will provide a framework to ensure UK business and workers can compete successfully for the jobs of the low carbon future.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what
policies of his Department have objectives to increase social mobility. 
Mr. McFadden: The New Opportunities White Paper sets out Government's commitment to help people get on and get ahead. The key actions we are taking include expanding apprenticeships; tackling the NEET problem; and widening participation in HE. We are tripling the number of career development loans and maximising the help that FE colleges and providers can give to individuals looking for work or wanting to get on.
Building enterprise capability and the confidence and ambition to start a business are critical and we are supporting some key activities to enable individuals and businesses to start and grow. We are:
Working with young people to provide them with experience of enterprise and opportunities to develop the necessary skills and confidence;
Directly supporting individuals to hone their ideas and start a business as well as established businesses who want to thrive and grow through the Government's streamlined portfolio of business support products and services, delivered via Business Link;
And helping to remove barriers to enterprise especially improving access to finance.