Gazette praised in the Commons

Gazette: Gazette praised in the Commons Gazette praised in the Commons

THE Gazette was praised in the House of Commons for its key role in promoting the campaign for 100 apprenticeships to be created in 100 days.

The campaign, which ended earlier this month, led to 160 young people taking up apprenticeships.

The praise in the Commons came from Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell, who had launched the campaign earlier in the spring.

During Education Questions, Sir Bob said that if the Government was looking for examples of best practice in boosting apprenticeships then he would recommend the one which he had launched in Colchester.

He told fellow MPs the partners in the campaign were the Colchester Institute, Colchester Daily Gazette and the regional office of the National Apprenticeship Service.

Responding, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP acknowledged the important role played by the Gazette.

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4:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Ninamills says...

How many will still be working in a years time?
How many will still be working in a years time? Ninamills
  • Score: 5

4:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

All I saw was the old man laying over the green benches during Hagues Iraq statement before staggering out of the chamber at 4.37.
All I saw was the old man laying over the green benches during Hagues Iraq statement before staggering out of the chamber at 4.37. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 5

5:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Every MP in the country has been involved on some kind of apprenticeship initiative this year-they have been falling over themselves during PMQs to score electoral points.
Did Wendy Brading draft his scrap of A4 today?
Every MP in the country has been involved on some kind of apprenticeship initiative this year-they have been falling over themselves during PMQs to score electoral points. Did Wendy Brading draft his scrap of A4 today? Shrubendlad
  • Score: 3

8:57pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Gowiththeflow says...

The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester
The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester Gowiththeflow
  • Score: 6

10:05pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Gowiththeflow wrote:
The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester
It won't happen while Bob Russell is an MP. He objected to the Ipswich Road KFC application and it was not even in his constituency.
[quote][p][bold]Gowiththeflow[/bold] wrote: The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester[/p][/quote]It won't happen while Bob Russell is an MP. He objected to the Ipswich Road KFC application and it was not even in his constituency. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 4

10:54pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Boris says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Gowiththeflow wrote:
The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester
It won't happen while Bob Russell is an MP. He objected to the Ipswich Road KFC application and it was not even in his constituency.
He also supported the appalling "Horkesley Park" scheme which was not in his constituency either. Anyway that has bitten the dust, and good riddance.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gowiththeflow[/bold] wrote: The evening gazette should start a petition fo get a KFC drivethrough in Colchester[/p][/quote]It won't happen while Bob Russell is an MP. He objected to the Ipswich Road KFC application and it was not even in his constituency.[/p][/quote]He also supported the appalling "Horkesley Park" scheme which was not in his constituency either. Anyway that has bitten the dust, and good riddance. Boris
  • Score: 1

11:39pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Reginald47 says...

Remind me - how many apprentices did the Gazette take on? I believe it has a 0 in it somewhere.
Remind me - how many apprentices did the Gazette take on? I believe it has a 0 in it somewhere. Reginald47
  • Score: 5

7:38am Tue 17 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

I watched the BBC Parliament repeat this morning-and I still "missed" this important event. The only MP referring to apprenticeships appeared to be Robert Halfron Harlow MP.
Russell was wedged into the end corner next to the highly vocal Julian Huppet-then disappeared when fellow Knights Campbell and Beith turned up.
I watched the BBC Parliament repeat this morning-and I still "missed" this important event. The only MP referring to apprenticeships appeared to be Robert Halfron Harlow MP. Russell was wedged into the end corner next to the highly vocal Julian Huppet-then disappeared when fellow Knights Campbell and Beith turned up. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 2

8:33am Tue 17 Jun 14

PROOFREADER says...

Reginald47 wrote:
Remind me - how many apprentices did the Gazette take on? I believe it has a 0 in it somewhere.
Maybe they were worried that the apprentices would do a better job than the existing staff. That would not be difficult!
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Remind me - how many apprentices did the Gazette take on? I believe it has a 0 in it somewhere.[/p][/quote]Maybe they were worried that the apprentices would do a better job than the existing staff. That would not be difficult! PROOFREADER
  • Score: 5

10:47am Tue 17 Jun 14

Ninamills says...

Whilst you have MPs that impede progress the whole town will suffer. Colchester rapidly going downhill. Stanway could be a brilliant new Lakeside, and bring substantial money into the area, but at the mo Ipswich really taking over.
Whilst you have MPs that impede progress the whole town will suffer. Colchester rapidly going downhill. Stanway could be a brilliant new Lakeside, and bring substantial money into the area, but at the mo Ipswich really taking over. Ninamills
  • Score: 1

10:56am Tue 17 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Can Wendy Brading not understand this?
Sticking 3 "Russell" articles a week in the local press is not working any more-or helping the Colchester Lib Dems.
Its Russell himself who is holding the town back and alienating everyone.
Peter Hane has just announced his retirement-having first been reselected.
There is still time.
Can Wendy Brading not understand this? Sticking 3 "Russell" articles a week in the local press is not working any more-or helping the Colchester Lib Dems. Its Russell himself who is holding the town back and alienating everyone. Peter Hane has just announced his retirement-having first been reselected. There is still time. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 4

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