Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills

Responsibilities

This is not a current government role.

The minister is responsible for:

  • further education
  • adult skills
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • skills strategy
  • lifelong learning
  • informal adult learning
  • apprenticeships
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • sector skills councils
  • workplace training reforms
  • qualifications reform programme
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Previous holders of this role

  1. Matthew Hancock MP

    • 2012 to 2013
  2. The Rt Hon John Hayes MP

    • 2010 to 2012

Policies

under the responsibility of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills

  1. Improving the quality of further education and skills training

    • 6 November 2013

Announcements

by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills

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  1. New support to give homeless people ‘basic building blocks’ for work

    • 16 April 2014
    • Press release
  2. Careers guidance

    • 10 April 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Government unlocks £194 million of college investment

    • 27 March 2014
    • Press release
  4. National Apprenticeship Week launch

    • 3 March 2014
    • Speech
  5. Small business, big support confirmed by Prime Minister

    • 27 January 2014
    • Press release
  6. First new college in 20 years to support development of High Speed 2 (HS2)

    • 14 January 2014
    • Press release
  7. Technical and vocational education

    • 16 December 2013
    • Statement to Parliament
  8. New guidance on work experience published

    • 4 October 2013
    • Press release
  9. Government calls for culture change in careers guidance

    • 10 September 2013
    • Press release
  10. Millions in government funding made available to target industrial strategy skills training

    • 9 September 2013
    • Press release

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