HC Deb 09 December 2002 vol 396 c94W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent steps he has instituted to help Her Majesty's Government's Ministers improve their performance; and if he will make a statement. [86229]

Mr. Alexander

The Cabinet Office provides central training for Ministers. This supports them:

  • operating as a member of the Government team;
  • managing the strategic policy and communication aspects;
  • of the job as a member of a departmental team;
  • working with and through Parliament.
The Programmes for Ministers series provides:
  • access to expert contributors from government and the wider public and private sector;
  • discussion with colleagues and sharing best practice;
  • awareness of current developments in government.
Specific needs of individual Ministers are met on a personal basis.

The Ministerial Code sets out the standards and conduct expected of Ministers.

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