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Departments: Training

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1064W, on departments: training, if he will list the 20 most expensive training courses provided to Ministers and civil servants in his Department in 2006; and what the cost was of each. (133939)

Considerable effort and resources would need to be used on interrogating the staff information system in order to obtain information that could be used to identify the 20 most expensive training courses provided to Ministers and civil servants. Attendance at external events will have been recorded by individuals on their learning history. This information cannot be accessed centrally. Obtaining this level of information could be done only at disproportionate cost.