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Departmental Training

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on training courses for staff in the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years. (210564)

In financial year 2007-08, the Department spent £5,664,000 and its agencies £1,714,000 on training.

Details of spend for preceding years are in the following table.

Expenditure

£000

Financial year

Department

Agencies

Total

2006-071

6,206

1,340

7,546

2005-062

7,827

1,662

9,489

2004-05

7,730

2,072

9,802

2003-04

6,497

1,920

8,417

2002-03

6,327

1,449

7,776

1 For 2006-07 and earlier years, figures represent spend by the former Department of Trade and Industry, including functions transferred in 2007-08 to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

2 For 2005-06 and earlier years, agency figures include expenditure by the Employment Tribunals Service, which transferred to the Ministry of Justice on 1 April 2006.