§ 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. 
§ Clare Short
In the last five years my Department's spending on staff training and development has been as follows.1356W
£ 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.