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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th April 2005.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial penalties were paid in each financial year since 1997–98 to training providers by the Department for training courses prepared for its staff which were subsequently cancelled at the Department's request.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

DWP was formed in June 2001 from the former Department of Social Security and parts of the former Department for Education and Employment, including the Employment Service.

The information requested is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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Tartan Giant
Posted on 13 Apr 2005 10:13 pm (Report this annotation)

The information requested is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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What she really means is: it cost a fortune, and the paper trail is so large it would take too long to try and find all the waste!