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Departmental Training

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on health and safety training for its staff in each of the last two years. (278143)

The expenditure on Health and Safety Training by the Ministry is stated as follows:

£

2008-09

Ministry of Justice HQ

47,366

HM Courts Service

286,805

Tribunals Service

21,523

Office of the Public Guardian

500

Total

356,194

2007-08

Ministry of Justice HQ

60,441

HM Courts Service

293,552

Tribunals Service

19,810

Office of the Public Guardian

500

Total

374,303

The expenditure incurred is for external training courses, conducted by approved Health and Safety training consultants.

To supplement these external courses, internal Health and Safety training is provided across the Ministry by in-house staff. To obtain an accurate figure for this would incur disproportionate cost.

The National Offender Management Service employs over 50,000 staff in more than 140 locations. At present, there is no single central point for management information relating to health and safety training for staff. To obtain the information requested would involve identifying and contacting sources of information in many different locations and would thus incur disproportionate costs.