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Child Support Agency: Personnel

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days training on average were provided to each member of staff at the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years. (120241)

The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the Chief Executive. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Stephen Geraghty dated 14 March 2007:

In reply to your recent parliamentary quest6ion about the Child Support Agency the Secretary of state promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.

You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days training on average have been provided to each member of staff at the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years.

The information requested is provided in the attached table.

Average days training

2001-02

9.3

2002-03

10.7

2003-04

6.5

2004-05

6.8

2005-06

5.3

2006-07

17.9

1 Final figures will be available after 31 March 2007. Notes:

1. This information has been calculated by dividing the total number of days training provided by the Agency by the average number of people employed by the Agency over the relevant year, this includes those people who received no training in the relevant year. 2. The figures shown for the year 2006-07 are the result of a 12-month projection of training undertaken, based on the training undertaken between March 2006 and January 2007. 3. The decreases in recorded training days since 2003-04 is caused by a number of factors including a move towards blended learning and the use of e-learning with less emphasis on classroom training.