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Departmental Training

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 239W, on departmental training, what personal training courses at public expense other Ministers in his Department have undertaken since 1 January 2008. (251314)

Ministers in the Scotland Office have undertaken the following personal training courses at public expense since 1 January 2008: ‘Presentation and Public Speaking Skills’ and an ‘Introduction Workshop for New Ministers’.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on digital media training courses provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2008; how many such training sessions were held in 2008; and how many staff in his Department attended at least one such training course. (252237)

The Scotland Office have incurred no costs for media training courses provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2008; and have held no such training sessions.