HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 cc66-7W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Solicitor-General how much has been spent by her Department on training in leadership skills for Ministers and officials in each of the last five years. [52714]

The Solicitor-General

[holding answer 26 April 2002]: Nothing has been spent by my Department on training in leadership skills for Ministers.

In relation to those departments for which the Attorney-General is responsible, the Treasury Solicitor's Department and Serious Fraud Office only have figures for the last three years. The figures are as follows:

Treasury Solicitor's Department
1999 3,240
2000 1,175
2001 2,150

Serious Fraud Office
1999–2000 2,775
2000–01 24,975
2001–02 7,100

Crown Prosecution Service

Leadership training undertaken by the senior management team in the Crown Prosecution Service has been carried out in two areas. Training in a one-to-one coaching programme began in March 2000 and finished in September 2000, the cost of this initiative was £30,000. A Chief Crown Prosecutors Management and Leadership programme began in September 2001 and finished in February 2002, the cost of this programme was £211,000.

While officials at HMCPS Inspectorate have received leadership training, this has not resulted in any cost to the Department.

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