26 November 2008


Publication of the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2007-08

The Children, Schools and Families Committee publishes its Fourth Report (HC 1082) at 00.01 am on Friday 5 December 2008: The Draft Apprenticeships Bill .

Hard copies of the Report and evidence will be sent by post to witnesses on Thursday 4 December. Electronic embargoed copies can be supplied to Government departments, media and witnesses and will be available from 11.00 am on Thursday 4 December 2008. These should be requested in advance by emailing the Committee Assistant, Miss Susan Ramsay.

The Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee has conducted a separate inquiry into the Draft Bill and will also be publishing a Report, Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Apprenticeships Bill , HC 1062-I, Session 2007-08, at 00.01 am on 5 December 2008. Embargoed copies will be available from 11.00am on Thursday 4 December. For full details see the IUSS Committee's webpages on the Parliamentary website, www.parliament.uk/iuss

Embargoed hard copies of both Reports will be placed in the Press Gallery, House of Commons, for 11.00am on Thursday 4 December. All media enquiries should be addressed to Rebecca Jones, on 020 7219 5693/07917 488549.

Both reports can also be ordered from The Stationery Office (tel: 0845 702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (020 7219 3890), or can be viewed on the Committees' websites from 00.01 am on 5 December 2008.