Chi Onwurah – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Chi Onwurah on 2015-02-12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on training in each of the last three financial years.

Claire Perry

The Department for Transport is committed to building a strong skills base and views investing in its people’s development as being critical to its success.

In the last three financial years, the Department has spent the following on training:

· 2013-14 – £4,703,015

· 2012-13 – £4,440,087

· 2011-12 – £3,433,400

The Department for Transport consists of a central department and five executive agencies. These are:

· Highways Agency

· Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency

· Maritime & Coastguard Agency

· Vehicle Certification Agency

· Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency merged on the 1st April 2014).

The Government Car & Despatch Agency (GCDA) ceased to be an executive agency on the 1st October 2012 when its functions were transferred to the central department.

The figures for the former Government Car Despatch Agency and the Vehicle Certification Agency are not available.