Department for Transport: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 16 January 2023.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for December 2021, what was the (a) nature and (b) purpose of the training event for which a speaker was hired from UK Champions PLC on 3 December 2021; what was the name of the speaker who appeared at that event; and for how long and on what topic that speaker spoke.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The event was for the Department for Transport’s Aviation Directorate to come together as a team after Covid restrictions on office working. The speaker was from UK Champions PLC and spoke for 45 minutes about her career and experience as one of the highest-ranking female officers in the armed forces; and about the importance of inclusive leadership, teamwork and retention of diverse talent in challenging times.

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