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Departmental Training

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (252232)

The Department was created on 28 June 2007. The names of external organisations engaged to provide training for the staff in the fast stream are listed below:


2007 (from 28 June 2007)

National School for Government


National School for Government

Stanton Marris Associates

Westminster Explained

Parity Training Limited

PTS Consortium

The number of civil servants who have participated in training for external organisations since the Department’s creation is not collected centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (252260)