(2) how many days’ training on average were provided to each member of staff at (a) HM Revenue and Customs, (b) his Department, (c) the Office for National Statistics, (d) the Debt Management Office, (e) the Royal Mint, (f) the Office for Government Commerce, (g) the Government Actuary's Department and (h) the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years.
Most Departments do not record the cost of awaydays separately from other training and development costs. The following information is available without incurring disproportionate costs.
Department/agency 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 National Savings and Investments 33 58 35 Office of National Statistics 25 22 23
National Savings and Investments
Office of National Statistics
The Treasury only started to record awayday costs separately in 2005-06, when initial data collection indicated spend of £54,000 on awaydays. Due to changes to the accounting system more accurately to capture spend on awaydays, including associated training, recorded spend in 2006-07 was £192,000. This figure is therefore not directly comparable to the previous year.