The House of Commons Education Committee has produced a major report on the government's record on apprenticeships and traineeships for 16-19 year olds.

The report shows that not enough teenagers are taking up apprenticeships and that among 16 to 19 year olds the number of opportunities has decreased by 10,000.

Commenting on the report Shadow Minister for Universities, Science & Skills Liam Byrne MP said:

“Labour has said time and time again that the government’s approach to apprenticeships is letting down young people. Today’s report is further evidence of failure. Opportunities for young apprentices have plummeted thanks to this Tory-led government. We need a government with a better plan to create thousands of top quality apprenticeships.”

The full report from the Education Committee can be read here.

The BBC's coverage of the report can be found here.