To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the external suppliers used by his Department for training purposes, as stated on page 37 of the HM Treasury departmental report 2002; and if he will make a statement on the assessment he has made of the value for money delivered by these suppliers and the programmes.
The Treasury has contracts with various external training providers to deliver the Treasury's Development Programme. The companies used are as follows:
Accountancy Tuition Centre
Angel Scott Associates
Sunley Management Centre
Trainers at Work
All contracts with external suppliers are procured on a competitive basis, initially for two years but with the option to extend the contract to a maximum of five years. The provision of centrally managed training means that training is delivered on cost effective terms and can be regularly monitored to ensure that it continues to meet the Treasury's needs.