HC Deb 27 June 2002 vol 387 cc983-4W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years. [61053]

Ms Hewitt

The DTI is a recognised Investor in People.

The following table provides detail of the spend on staff training and development for the period for which the information at the level requested is readily available, together with the percentage of the total gross running costs this represents.

Year Total staff training and development expenditure £ million) Staff training and development as a percentage of gross running costs1
1998–99 3.2 1.3
1999–2000 4.5 1.7
2000–01 4.0 1.4
2001–02 4.9 1.6
1Excludes ACAS, Employment Tribunals Service, Insolvency Service, Radiocommunications Agency and the National Weights and Measures Laboratory.

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