Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Legal Professionals

Mike Wood: What assessment has my right hon. Friend made of opportunities to increase apprenticeship-based routes into the legal professions and prison services to increase social mobility?

 

Elizabeth Truss The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

I am a huge fan of apprenticeships. The new apprenticeship levy brings a big opportunity for some of our large legal services firms, and right across the board, to increase the number of apprenticeships. I will certainly be talking to those firms about that over the coming months.