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Departmental Training

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on training courses for staff in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years. (210570)

Information on spending by my Department is held by financial year. On training my Department spent £7,300 in 2007-08 and £55,800 in the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by civil servants in his Department in the last 12 months. (210585)

The information is as follows:

(a) Wales Office staff can access a wide range of training courses and other learning opportunities. These are delivered in a number of ways, through both internal and external providers including the Welsh Assembly Government, Ministry of Justice and National School of Government.

(b) Some training courses are provided corporately, at no cost to the Wales Office, and need only be agreed locally with line managers, information on every course taken is not collated centrally, and so is not readily available.