To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many civil servants in the Department received faith awareness training in 2004.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) ran a series of workshops specifically dedicated to faith awareness training during 2002–03. Just over 300 staff attended. There are no plans to repeat the programme at present. Our current approach is rather to integrate equality and diversity awareness into the design and delivery of training and development programmes across the ODPM.