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Trading Standards Officers

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on training trading standards officers in each of the last five years. (102026)

According to the most recent data available, local authorities in Great Britain will spend an estimated £2.06 million on training for their trading standards staff in 2006-07. This will include training towards professional qualifications as well as other, more generic, training courses.

The data are held by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and this is the first year that they have reported specifically on local authority trading standards departments' training budgets. As a consequence, comparable data are not available for previous years.