HC Deb 07 October 2003 vol 411 c3W
Mr. Flight:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was to his Department of media and voice training for ministers and officials in each year since 1997. [123133]

Ruth Kelly:

Treasury Ministers and officials have not received voice coaching.

Media training for Ministers cost £1,199 in 2002–03. No expenditure was incurred in earlier years.

Officials can attend courses run by CMPS or GIGS which include media training, but these costs are not identified separately in the Department's records.