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Departmental Training

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in her Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure her Department incurred in providing such coaching; and in what languages such coaching was provided. (320410)

There has been no centrally organised foreign language coaching for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in Cabinet Office in the last twelve months. All Cabinet Office Management Units have delegated responsibility for their training budgets. This enables them to fund learning and development. Information on attendance and cost is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.