§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has spent the following on training and development for UK-based and local staff both in the UK and overseas.
£ 1997–98 6,261,972 1998–99 7,233,036 1999–2000 6,671,147 2000–01 9,874,047 2001–02 11,331,631