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Stephen Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices there were in the (a) construction, (b) administration and human resources, (c) agricultural and land based services, (d) broadcast film and media, (e) chemical, oil and nuclear energy, (f) customer service and retail, (g) energy and utilities, (h) electrical and engineering, (i) financial services, (j) food and drink, (k) hair and beauty, (l) logistics, (m) hospitality and travel, (n) marine, (o) property, (p) public services, (q) sports and fitness and (r) chemical, oil and nuclear sector in each region in the latest period for which figures are available. 
|Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by sector subject area|
|Sector subject area||2007/08||2008/09( 1)|
(2) Indicates a base value of less than fifty.
1. The following data sources have been used; Work-based learning (WBL)-2007/08 and earlier years (W13 final), 2008/09 (E12 07/08/09).
2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. Unlike participation figures, figures are comparable between 2008/09 and earlier years as demand led funding does not affect starts.
4. Apprenticeship starts for 2008/09 are provisional. Starts will rise by approximately 2-3 per cent.. This revised information will be shown in the December 2009 SFR, and the accompanying supplementary tables.
5. Full-year numbers are a count of the number of starts at any point during the year. Learners starting more than one framework will appear more than once.
6. Higher level apprenticeships are included with advanced apprenticeships. Programme-led apprenticeships recorded in WBL ILR returns are included in the above figures.
More detailed data are also available by apprenticeship sector framework code and by region. This was published in supplementary tables S6.1 and S6.2 of the Statistical First Release published in October. This information can be found here:
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people withdrew from apprenticeship schemes before completing them in each quarter of the last five years. 
Kevin Brennan: The number of people starting and successfully completing an apprenticeship is at a record level, with 127,000 (provisional) completing in 2008/09 compared to 112,000 in 2007/08. Completion rates reached an all time high of 64 per cent. in 2007/08 compared to 37 per cent. in 2004/05. Table 1 shows the number of people that left an apprenticeship programme without achieving, by quarter, for 2003/04 to 2007/08, the latest year for which we have complete data.
|Table 1: Apprenticeship withdrawals by quarter|
| Notes: 1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, and therefore may not sum to totals. 2. Quarter 1: 1 August to 31 October Quarter 2: 1 November to 31 January|
Quarter 3: 1 February to 30 April
Quarter 4: 1 May to 31 July. 3. Figures for 2003/04 are not directly comparable to later years due to a change in the variable used to record the status of the learner. 4. Withdrawals include both those learners that left the course prior to the end date, and those learners that attended the full duration of the course but did not achieve a qualification. Source: WBL ILR.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent from the public purse on the (a) creation and (b) screening of television advertisements for apprenticeships in each of the last three years. 
Kevin Brennan: There has been one television advertising campaign for apprenticeships in England in the last three years. The campaign in February and March 2009 cost £361,154 to create and £2,764,557 to screen.
Mr. Allen: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in Nottingham, North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008-09. 
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five
years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all current contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc. 
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