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Staff Development

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the total cost was of (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises in his Department in each of the last three years. (69105)

The staff in the Scotland Office are on loan from the Scottish Executive or the Department for Constitutional Affairs; both Departments provide access to training and development opportunities. The Scotland Office does not hold information in the form requested; however, the total direct expenditure on training was:

£

2003-04

23,482

2004-05

11,123

2005-06(Estimate)

13,370