Treasury: Training

Treasury written question – answered on 29th June 2021.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Statement of 15 December 2020, HCWS652, what steps he has taken to phase out unconscious bias training in his Department.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

The Government does not believe that such training achieves its intended aims, and after the announcement in December, the Treasury removed all unconscious bias training and reference to it from our online learning management system. We have also stopped this being mandatory training for new starters.

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