Education Questions 13th July 2011 – Careers Company

Mark Drakeford: A wnaiff y Gweinidog amlinellu’r amserlen y mae’n bwriadu ei dilyn i gyflwyno un cwmni gyrfa cenedlaethol ar gyfer Cymru.  
[Will the Minister outline the timetable against which he plans to bring about a single, national careers company for Wales.] 
The Deputy Minister for Skills (Jeff Cuthbert): Thank you for the question. My officials are undertaking work on the options for establishing a single body for the delivery of careers services. This requires complex work to determine both the form of the new organisation and its remit. I expect to make an announcement in the autumn outlining the future of the careers service.   

Mark Drakeford: I thank the Deputy Minister for that answer. Can he give us an assurance that, as part of that complex plan, consultation is taking place between the Welsh Government and Careers Wales, as an employer, and with the employees of that organisation and the relevant trade unions?