Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Training

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Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department spent on unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.


Answered by
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 15th September 2020

Defra obtains unconscious bias training for Senior Civil Servants and delegated grades from Civil Service Learning (CSL)[1]. All CSL online training is provided free of charge at point of use to our staff.

The information is in the table below:

Central departmental spend on unconscious bias training 2015-20

Course type

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

FY 2018/19

FY 2019/20

Unconscious bias workshop(s)

£2,833

£21,095

Nil spend

Nil spend

Nil spend

Data source: Records of spend against a central learning and development budget.

[1] It is mandatory for civil servants to use CSL for their learning.

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