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Departmental Training

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Leader of the House how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in her Department in each of the last three years. (310241)

In the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons one Minister has attended a Media skills training course during the last three years. This was organised by Sara Jones Associates Ltd. at a cost of £2,937.50.

Training is also provided to Ministers on a range of issues including handling the media, as part of their induction and continuing development in order to carry out their duties effectively under the ‘Ministerial Code’.