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Departmental Staff

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department organises (a) adult learning courses and (b) occupational and professional development courses for its staff. (78322)

Skills for Life support is offered to new entrants and is also highlighted to managers, as part of the induction process. The Department for Communities and Local Government intranet has a Skills for Life page providing information and web links to a variety of resources.

English classes with Westminster Adult Education Service have been set up for Mitie catering staff.

All other learning and development is commissioned through the Department's Training Framework Agreement covering 18 different suppliers.