§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what specialist training is given, upon appointment, to officials in the Home Office refugee unit; what follow-up training is given to such officials; and if he intends to take steps to improve such training.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Officials in the asylum and special cases division of the Home Office specialise in geographical areas and they are trained by working under close supervision on individual cases; additional training on general determination matters is being developed with UNHCR; and seminars are held on particular geographical areas with outside academics.