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Departmental Training

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent under each budgetary heading on the seminar held at the City Inn, Westminster on An Introduction to Strategic Communications; which (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) guests attended; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the agenda and each handout from the meeting. (318749)

The training course in question was part of the current learning and development programme for junior members of the Communication Directorate in this Department. There was no ministerial involvement in this training module. The costs associated with obtaining the training from the provider are commercially confidential, as are the materials used for the module. The cost of accommodating the two training modules was £2,000 excluding VAT.