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Departmental Training

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which external organisations his Department has engaged to provide training for fast stream civil service staff in the last three years; and how many civil servants in his Department have participated in provision of training for external organisations in that period. (252225)

The Department has used the following external organisations to provide training for fast stream civil service staff in the last three years:

7 City

Ashridge

City Lit

GovNet

Heriot-Watt University

Industry and Parliament Trust

Linguarama

London School of Economics

Management Development Partnership

Mayfair Tutors

MDG Languages

Middleton Burgess LTD

National School for Government

Priority Management

Queen Mary and Westfield College

University of London

University of Warwick

Victoria Language Club

Westminster Explained

The number of civil servants who have participated in provision of training for external organisations for that period could be provided only by incurring disproportionate cost.