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Departmental Training

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Hands) of 13 November 2008, Official Report, column 1326W, on departmental training, what foreign language or languages she has undertaken training in to assist her in her ministerial capacity; and how much the training has cost. (245928)

My right hon. Friend received Spanish lessons in advance of an international ministerial conference on citizen participation in Valencia which took place in October 2007. The cost was £183.