HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c730W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list each training and tuition course with a total cost exceeding £5,000 paid for by(a) her Department and (b) her agencies during the last 12 months, showing the title and objectives of each course, the name of the organisations engaged, the total cost of each course, a summary of the responsibilities of staff members taking part and the process for course evaluation by the Department or agency.

Mr. Boswell

Only one course costing £5,000 or more was attended by a member of DFE staff in the last 12 months. The course was "Challenges for Change" organised by Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd. group training. The cost of the course was £5,136 plus VAT. The main course objective wasto identify emerging social, political, economic and technological trends".

The officer concerned was responsible for providing advice on schools policy for a region of England. The officer was required to report on the value of the course both to himself and to the Department.