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Media Training

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost was to his Department of media and voice training for Ministers and officials in each year since 1997. [123118]

No training in media or voice training has been provided for Ministers by my Department.Cabinet Office runs four programmes specifically for officials who deal with the media and make presentations. From 2001–02 to date, 12 officials have attended the programmes at a total cost of £3,450.Figures before 2001–02 are not available.Additionally, a one-off voice coaching workshop for seven CMPS officials who regularly give presentations was held on 17 June 2003 at a cost of £1,189.10.