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Public Expenditure

Education written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Conservative, Harlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on staff (a) training and away days, (b) foreign travel and (c) refreshments in the last three years.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The following table provides a breakdown of the cost of staff training and of foreign travel for staff in the last four years. The Department does not hold data on staff away days or staff refreshments.

£
  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Staff training 1,278,488 1,231,719 539,809 677,146
Staff foreign travel 62,920 38,515 128,021 109,624

Data for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are not comparable with data for 2011-12 and 2012-13. This is because, from 2011, the Department assumed responsibility for some international work previously discharged by the DWP.

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