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Departmental Staff

Transport written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what training in (a) literacy and (b) numeracy is offered to employees of his Department.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department offers a wide range of training in both literacy and numeracy to all its staff, including learn direct courses, access to further education, learning resource centres and specific training courses. Development needs are normally identified as part of the performance management processes that are in place, but staff can discuss their needs at any time with their managers.

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