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Departments: Common Purpose

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was. (147604)

Over the last five financial years the Communities and Local Government has spent the following with Common Purpose:

Financial year1

Spend (£)

2002

20,930

2003

53,874

2004

39,018

2005

58,846

2006

134,324

1 Commencing

The purpose of the expenditure was to procure management training in leadership for senior managers and others within the Department, with the objective of enhancing their capability as potential leaders, both within their own organisation and in society as a whole.

The outcome of the expenditure should be that participants will gain new skills and competencies for leadership development and the Department will benefit from stronger, more inspired leaders who are more outward looking and closer to the community.