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Departments: Training

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by his Department on staff away days in the last 12 months. (153284)

All Cabinet Office expenditure on away days is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Government Accounting and other HM Treasury guidance.

Details of how much the Cabinet Office spent on away days and communication training in the last 12 months is not held centrally and therefore this information is available only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by his Department on (a) staff training and (b) communication training in the last 12 months. (153285)

The Department spent £2,137,000 on staff training during the 2006-07 financial year, which includes communication training.

The Cabinet Office is committed to staff training which addresses both the identified needs of staff to achieve continued development in line with Professional Skills for Government, and ensures value for money.