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Departmental Training

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year. (266212)

The Scotland Office held one staff away day in 2005-06 and one in 2006-07. Information on the costs prior to 2006-07 are not separately identifiable; however, in 2006-07 the total cost of the staff away day was £6,834. No ministerial away days have been held in the last five years.