HC Deb 01 July 1999 vol 334 c282W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on training medical professionals in counselling and interpersonal and management skills in the last year for which figures are available. [89092]

Mr. Denham

Although training in counselling, interpersonal and management skills is an important component of all stages of medical education, no data are held centrally on the resources devoted to these activities. Decisions on the allocation of resources between different components of training are professional considerations and are not prescribed centrally.