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Service Level Agreement Course
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SQL 2005 (M2780 Maintaining a M/Soft SQL Server 2005 Database)
SQL05SQL Server 2005 Transact SQL
Staff Inspection Techniques
Statement Format training
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Think on your Feet
Train the Trainer
Windows 2003 Clustering
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Working with Ministers
Working with the Northern Ireland Assembly
Action Learning through National School of Government
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2008, Official Report, columns 998-1000W, on reoffenders, what the reasons are for the increase in the reoffending rate for people aged 18 years and over; and what steps are being taken to reduce the rate. 
A small increase in the reoffending rate for people aged 18 years and over should be seen in context. The overall number of offenders discharged from custody in Northern Ireland in any one year is relatively small, and so any variation in the number of
reoffenders can have a disproportionate effect on the annual rate. The recent increases in the reoffending rate of adult offenders discharged from custody represent 49 more reoffenders in 2005 than in 2004 and 59 more reoffenders in 2006 than in 2005.
A cross-Government approach is essential to making significant inroads into levels of reoffending. Current initiatives under way include the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Group and a draft strategy for the management of women offenders in Northern Ireland. A learning and skills forum has been established in order to address deficits among offenders.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of progress in post-hurricane reconstruction efforts in the Cayman Islands following Hurricane Paloma. 
Mr. Thomas: The Department for International Development (DFID) continues to monitor the situation through the Governor's office and the Cayman Islands Hazard Management Agency. Government buildings, schools and hospitals are functioning and nearing full repair. Hotels on Cayman Brac are expected to be open shortly. Housing repair is well under way and is a priority. DFID provided support to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct a detailed assessment of economic damage and losses for the Cayman Islands government.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 17W, on departmental personnel, how many employment contracts were issued by his Department in the latest financial
year for which figures are available for individual members of staff for which the total cost to his Department was over £100,000; what the monetary value of each contract was; who the recipient of each contract was; what the purpose of each contract was; and what the job description was in each case. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: During the financial year 2007-08, the Department for International Development (DFID) let one employment contract where the total cost exceeded £100,000. The monetary value of that contract £102,000.
Mr. Douglas Alexander: Details of the Department for International Developments expenditure are included in the 2008 annual report which is available in the Library of the House and online on the DFID website:
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: There are no costs to DFID in measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements beyond those incurred in generating regular management information required for managing departmental performance.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions have been provided; and which organisations provided such training. 
Mr. Thomas: Training has been provided to Ministers on a range of issues including handling the media, as part of their induction and continuing development in order to carry out their duties effectively under the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Thomas: The Department for International Development office in Kenya covers operations in both Kenya and Somalia. The total administration budget for the two programmes in 2007-08 was £3,714,238. Of this, £2,466,491 was spent on staff salaries, related medical costs, allowances, accommodation and training for both UK based and locally employed staff.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 40WS, on St. Helena, what estimate he has made of the cost of the consultation on options for access to St. Helena. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: We estimate the cost of the consultation on options for access to St. Helena will be approximately £40,000. This includes costs of organising and managing meetings on the islands of St. Helena, Falklands and Ascension, and in the UK, and for publication and dissemination of the consultation document.
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received of the human rights situation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army to Western Equatoria near Yambio in Sudan in September and October 2008. 
Since mid-September 2008, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have renewed the intensity of their attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Southern Sudan region and this has resulted in approximately 11,000 Congolese refugees being registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Western Equatoria State. No major human rights violations
have been reported within Southern Sudan. The Sudan People's Liberation Army have been contributing to the combined (South Sudan, Uganda, DRC) operation against the LRA. In South Sudan this includes service supporting civilian protection, in conjunction with the Southern Sudanese police.
Mr. Thomas: The administration budget for the Department for International Development Tanzania Office in 2007-08 was £2,541,000. Of this, £1,565,180 was spent on staff salaries, related medical costs, allowances, accommodation and training for both UK based staff and locally employed staff.
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