Ruth Smeeth – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ruth Smeeth on 2015-11-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of whether the UK has enough qualified IT specialists to meet the IT requirements of businesses in the UK.

Mr Edward Vaizey

The Government is committed to addressing the rising demand for IT specialists and creating a strong digital skills talent pool. Action is being taken across education and training, from the introduction of the new school computing curriculum, to a range of new employer designed apprenticeship standards for digital roles, and the innovative digital degree apprenticeships that started in September.