Ministers: Training

Education written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training his Department provides for newly-appointed Ministers; and whether he has attended any such training sessions since his appointment.

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

Newly appointed Ministers receive briefing on the Ministerial Code and about handling of Parliamentary Business. Ministers' offices also arrange for Ministers to be briefed on their individual policy areas and provided with additional guidance or briefing on request.

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