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Departmental Training

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of the last three years. (302945)

Training is provided to Ministers and special advisers if required in order to carry out their respective duties effectively under the “Ministerial Code” and the “Code of Conduct for Special Advisers”. Details of training provided to Government Ministers by the National School of Government are publicly available and can be found at:

http://www.nationalschool.gov.uk/policy/Ministerial Programme/Table.asp

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in his Department in each of the last three years. (309915)

Training is provided to Ministers if required on a range of issues including handling the media, in order to carry out their duties effectively under the “Ministerial Code”.