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Departmental Training

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills for the Workplace, (d) Managing your Confidence, (e) Balancing Work/Life Realities and (f) Working Assertively training course run by the National School of Government in the last 12 months for which information is available; and at what cost. (197070)

The National School of Government's records for the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008 indicate the following attendances for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs:

seven officials attended ‘Influencing with integrity’ (four from HMRC at a total cost of £2,904 and three from HM Treasury at a total cost of £2,178); and

two HMRC officials attended ‘Emotional intelligence’ (at a total cost of £2,990).