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Departmental Training

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Leader of the House whether any (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises have been held for staff in the Leader of the House’s Office in each of the last two years. (317267)

A range of development opportunities are open to civil servants in the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons. These are discussed by each member of staff as part of their appraisal process.

To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent on (a) staff training and (b) communication training for the Leader of the House’s Office in the last 12 months. (317271)

Training courses are just one aspect of the development opportunities open to civil servants in the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, and every member of staff discusses their personal development as part of their appraisal process.

Information on courses attended is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, during the last 12 months members of staff participated in training provided by external training organisations and internal training courses which are provided by the Cabinet Office free of charge.