§ Norman Lamb
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the programme of activities aimed at raising awareness of diversity in his Department, as set out on page 38 of the HM Treasury Departmental Report 2002; and how much the programme cost. 
§ Ruth Kelly
[holding answer 7 January 2003]: The Treasury initiated a programme to raise awareness of diversity among all staff in 2001. A number of events and seminars have been held. Diversity has also been incorporated into our management training courses, including induction, appraisal, recruitment and selection. Since January 2001, the Department has spent £96,000, partially funded through the Modernising Government Fund, on raising diversity awareness among Treasury staff.