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Departmental Training

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which staff members attended his Department's departmental board away day held on 11 and 12 September 2008; and how much was claimed in total in expenses relating to the away day by such staff. (241147)

The following departmental staff attended the departmental board away day on 11 and 12 September 2008:

Hugh Taylor (Permanent Secretary)

David Nicholson (NHS Chief Executive)

Liam Donaldson (Chief Medical Officer)

David Behan (Director General Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships)

Richard Douglas (Director General for Finance and Chief Operating Officer)

Richard Mundon (Director of Operations)

Ralph Coulbeck (Policy Adviser, Office of NHS Chief Executive)

Alison Ismail (Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary)

Stephen Mitchell (Head of Governance).

The total amount of expenses claimed by those who attended the away day was £626.20. This includes train fares to and from the hotel.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health where his Department's departmental board away day which took place on 11 and 12 September 2008 was held. (241148)

The Department's departmental board away day held on 11 and 12 September 2008 was held at Great Fosters hotel, Stroude road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9UR.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of his Department's departmental board away day held on 11 and 12 September 2008. (241149)

No formal minutes were produced of the departmental board away day, held on 11 and 12 September. An informal note was produced, and this, with the agenda, has been placed in the Library.