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Departmental Training

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days training were provided to staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) HM Revenue and Customs on managing budgets in the last 12 months; how many staff attended each of the courses provided; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the training materials provided during such training. (289127)

The Treasury Group, comprising HM Treasury, the Office of Government Commerce and the Debt Management Office, provide extensive formal training to staff working on managing internal budgets, one-to-one training on demand, and, in addition, staff are able to attend a range of informal training via their individual directorates. Details of the amount of training provided are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), including the Valuation Office Agency, provides a range of tailored training to managers on budget management in order to meet the Department's financial skills and capability strategy, as well as E-learning facilities and informal on-the-job training. As part of that effort, in the last year staff were provided with 839 days of training relating specifically to managing internal budgets.

Materials for these courses are subject to copyright and restrictions on publication that apply to protected internal management information.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many external training courses were attended by staff of his Department in the last 12 months; and what the cost was of each course. (289691)

Due to delegated team budgets for training, this information is not held centrally and would be available only at a disproportionate cost.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what training courses have been provided to staff at HM Revenue and Customs in the last 12 months; and at what cost. (289839)

The information on training courses provided in the last 12 months has been deposited in the Library of the House.

The information requested regarding the cost of training for the last 12 months could be available only at disproportionate cost.