Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Training

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department spent on unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Minister of State

All staff are expected to complete Diversity and Inclusion e-learning on an annual basis. This includes modules on unconscious bias. All e-learning is free of charge to staff as it is covered by the department’s annual payment to access Civil Service Learning.

In addition to this DCMS spent £7,500+VAT in f/y 2019/20 on face to face unconscious bias training.

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