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Departmental Training

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. (210556)

Spending on training courses by the Department and its agencies over the last 12 months and the last five years is as follows:


Last 12 months

Last five years

The Department



Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency



NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency




The Department has insufficient data available to provide an accurate figure for the last five years. The Department's figure for the last 12 months covers corporate training only. There was local expenditure in addition to this. Information on this is not held centrally and to gather it would involve disproportionate cost.