HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 cc1355-6W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years. [61056]

Clare Short

In the last five years my Department's spending on staff training and development has been as follows.

2001–02 2,466,066
2000–01 2,041,755
1999–2000 1,304,265
1998–99 833,976
1997–98 1,032,585

In addition, coaching and on the job training are regular features of the line management role but are not included in the overall financial cost for training and development.