Dear Sir or Madam,
1. Has Ed Balls ever attended a Common Purpose training course?
If so, please list the courses he has attended, their dates, their cost and details of who paid for them.
2. Is Ed Balls a Common Purpose "graduate"?
By "Common Purpose", I mean the training organisation of that name: http://www.commonpurpose.org/home.aspx By Common Purpose "graduate", I refer to a specific class of person who has passed the advanced Common Purpose courses.
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Dear Mr Walker,
I refer to your request received on 18 June under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 asking whether Ed Balls is a Common Purpose graduate
or has attended any Common Purpose training courses.
I am writing to advise you that I have established that Ed Balls is
neither a Common Purpose Graduate nor has he attended any Common Purpose
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