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Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Labour

Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants at the Department for International Trade have undertaken training in negotiating skills; and how much has been budgeted in 2017–18 for further such training.

Photo of Lord Price Lord Price The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Training on trade policy and trade negotiations is provided predominately by the Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty. The role of the Faculty is to build trade policy and negotiations capability in Departments across Her Majesty's Government.

To date over 200 DIT staff have undertaken trade policy training offered by the Trade Faculty or organised directly by DIT.

The Faculty has a training budget of c. £1,600,000 for 2017-18, which will cover training on a range of trade policy topics and negotiations. DIT’s Trade Policy Group has a training budget of c.£900,000 for 2017-18; this budget covers a range of learning and development, including but not limited to trade policy and negotiations.

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