Where your money goes, part 483
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 7W, which Ministers attended each training course; what the name of each course was; and how much each course cost. 
HI-D did not give the fees, but one of the courses was called 'leadership training. Yes, really:
So, who cannot - or maybe could not - lead? Was it Tony Benn's sleeper agent son? Jane Kennedy? 'Lord' Hunt or HI-D himelf? Enquiring minds want answers. Shades of the tale of Attlee offering a minister ship to a receipient who suggested that he was not worthy or somesuch and Attlee then withdrawing the offer. Anyone who can lay hands on a fuller reference and relay it to me would win if not my undying gratitude then at least a day or so's appreciation.
Elsewhere, we discover what has been nicked / lost from the Dept of Children, Schools and Families. As a sidebar, DCSF is opposite the Adam Smith Institute, which probably motivates those on both sides of the road.
Over at the DCMS, we disover what is going on with mobile phones and Blackberries - I refuse to refer to Blackberrys:
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) BlackBerrys and (b) other mobile telephones have been provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005.
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department only holds information for the current year. My Department has 116 Blackberrys and 60 mobile telephones.