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Departments: Training

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent by his Department on staff away days in the last 12 months. (153124)

Centrally held records do not distinguish between these events and other training and development activities and the information is therefore not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent by his Department on (a) staff training and (b) communication training in the last 12 months. (153125)

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has only been in existence since 28 June 2007. However, we have aggregated the training spend of the staff who now form BERR and for the 12-month period July 2006 to June 2007 it was £2,782,090.

Training budgets are devolved so it is not possible to calculate how much of this spend was on communications training.