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Departmental Training

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies spent on training courses for staff in the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years. (210565)

Responsibility for budgets and business training linked to business objectives is devolved to managers in business groups within MOJ, and there are no overall central figures available.

Providing management and leadership training in the corporate centre last year cost £1,448,000. Due to the significant machinery of government changes over the past five years we do not have comparative figures for previous years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by civil servants in his Department in the last 12 months. (210573)

No central figures for the amount of training the Department has provided is available as different business groups within the Ministry of Justice have devolved responsibility for arranging training, linked to specific business objectives. This includes induction, job skills and a range of management and leadership support.