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Civil Service (Training)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will arrange for each member of the civil service to be trained in the provisions and application of the (a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and (b) Data Protection Act 1998. [107543]

The training of civil servants in the provisions and application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998 is a matter for individual Departments. Further information about the activities by Departments to train civil servants in readiness for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found in section 6 in the most recent annual report by the Lord Chancellor on progress towards implementation of the Act (HC 6 November 2002).