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Departments: Common Purpose

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th July 2007.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Over the last five financial years the Communities and Local Government has spent the following with Common Purpose:

Financial year( 1) Spend (£)
2002 20,930
2003 53,874
2004 39,018
2005 58,846
2006 134,324
(1) Commencing

The purpose of the expenditure was to procure management training in leadership for senior managers and others within the Department, with the objective of enhancing their capability as potential leaders, both within their own organisation and in society as a whole.

The outcome of the expenditure should be that participants will gain new skills and competencies for leadership development and the Department will benefit from stronger, more inspired leaders who are more outward looking and closer to the community.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes5 people think so

No7 people think not

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Terry Tibbs
Posted on 21 Mar 2008 10:52 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr Wrights comments sound look a cut n paste from Common Purpose's handbook.

Daniel Watkins
Posted on 22 Mar 2008 6:51 am (Report this annotation)

Well, one assumes they're paying them for the services listed in that handbook.