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Departmental Training

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which five training courses funded by his Department had the highest per diem rates in the last five years. (304560)

Training budgets are not held centrally but delegated to line managers and business units. Decisions are made locally on how the money is spent and this information is not held centrally.

We are able to provide information for the centrally funded training and the per diem rates are as follows:

New Leaders Programme: £17,000 for an eight day programme for 14 delegates

Leadership Management: £1,595 for a 3.5 day programme

First Time Management: £880 for a three day programme

Induction: £415 for two to three hours

Staff Appraisal: £485 for a two day programme.