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Lord Norton of Louth

asked Her Majesty's Government: How long the induction event for new Ministers, provided by the Centre for Management and Policy Studies, lasts; and what subjects are covered. [HL143]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The induction event lasts for one day and is run either in one go or over several days. It covers: the ministerial, Civil Service and special advisers' code; working in the ministerial team, in departments and across government; communications; working with Parliament; collective agreement and the Cabinet Committee system; the Natural History Museum; (c) the Science Museum; (d) the National Maritime Museum; (e) the Victoria and Albert Museum; (f) the National Gallery; (g) the National Portrait Gallery; (h) the Imperial War Museum; and (i) the National Army Museum; and what was the level of the grant in real terms related to 1997. [H L138]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Grant in aid to the above institutions since 1997–98 is shown in the table in: (i) cash; and (ii) real terms on a 1997–98 base. The grant in aid supplements self-generated income.

devolution; working with Europe; budgeting; the delivery and reform agenda.