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Departmental Training

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in the last 12 months. (265305)

Staff at the Department for International Development (DFID) are able to attend a range of internal and external training courses. It is not possible to provide specific details of all courses available and taken up by civil servants without incurring disproportionate costs.

On training courses undertaken by Ministers, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 861W.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on the provision of training for Ministers and civil servants in each of the last three years. (266214)

Information on the costs of staff training are not recorded centrally and cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.

On training courses undertaken by Ministers, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 865W.