§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Alexander
For details of my Department's spend on staff training and development for the years 1997–98 to 2000–01, I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Leslie) gave to the hon. Member for Buckingham on 15 May 2002, column 715W.
Estimated expenditure on staff training and development in 2001–02 is £4,025,000 and is broken down as follows:
£thousand Core Cabinet Office 1,603 Central Office of Information 1588 Government Office for the regions 1,666 Centre for Management and Policy Studies 168 1Includes training partly funded by the Civil Service Modernisation Fund
The 2001–02 Resource Account is undergoing final adjustments and awaiting audit. As a result, the figures quoted are subject to change.