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Mr. Charles Clarke: Expenditure on the Departments central Advertising and Publicity Budget is set out in the following table. In addition to expenditure from this central budget, expenditure from budgets allocated to individual programmes will also include spend on publicity related activity. It is not possible, except at disproportionate cost, to separately identify all such publicity related expenditure. It is, however, possible to identify separately the Department's total expenditure on advertising, and this is also set out in the following table .
|Advertising and publicity|
|Total departmental spend on advertising|
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) new builds, (b) demolition rebuilds and (c) PFI projects in his Department for each of the last two years. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by his Department and which took place on non-departmental premises in each of the last two years giving the (i) title, (ii) purpose, (iii) date and (iv) cost of each. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Department organises a large number of events for different target audiences and purposes each year, ranging from small scale workshops to introduce practitioners to new procedures or initiatives, to larger scale events to promote policy initiatives or present the bigger picture of the Department's activities to external partners and opinion formers.
Examples of these during the past year include ministerial events in each Government office region to discuss implications and implementation of the departmental Five Year Strategy for Children and Learners with a range of stakeholders.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total external spending by his Department was on private finance initiative (PFI) consultants in each of the last two years; how many full-time equivalent consultants were employed over this period; how many billed consultancy days there were per year; what the implied average cost of each PFI consultant was; how many consultancy firms were used by his Department over this period; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Miliband: The total external spend by the Department on consultants in support of public private partnerships (PPPs) and private finance initiatives (PFI) in the last two years is shown in the following table:
|Total spend on consultants||480||344|
The information requested regarding the number of full-time equivalent consultants employed over the period, the number of billed consultancy days per year and the implied average cost of each PFI consultant is not available and could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many extra 16 to 18-year-olds he expects to stay in education in Hendon as a result of the education maintenance allowance; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
Since the start of the academic year, as of 31 October 2004, 544 young people in the Barnet local authority area have received payments under the national EMA scheme. The number is increasing at a steady rate and we expect it to continue to do so. In 2004/05 across England we expect the number of 16 to 18-year-olds participating in education to increase by 35,000 (3.8 percentage points) as a direct result of EMA. By 2006/07, when EMA is available to all eligible 16 to 18-year-olds, an additional 72,000 young people will be in further education. If the same participation increase
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is applied to the London region an additional 9,700 16 to18-year-olds will be participating in further education by 2006/07. Estimates are not available at local authority level.
Mr. Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost is to his Department to date of (a) the Specialist Schools Trust, (b) the National College for School Leadership and (c) the Teacher Training Agency; what the costs of equivalent services were in 1997; and how many staff are employed by each body. 
Mr. Miliband: The following table shows the total grant allocated to the Specialist Schools Trust, the National College for School Leadership and the Teacher Training Agency to date for 200405; the equivalent funding for 199798; and the total number of staff employed by each body in 200405.
The Specialist Schools Trust's services, including those funded by the Government, have developed to reflect the significant expansion in specialist schools, 257 schools in 1997 to 1,956 schools in 2004, and the extra opportunities presented by a mainly specialist system.
|199798||200405||Current FTE staff|
|Specialist Schools Trust||678||12,452||70|
|National College for School|
|Teacher Training Agency||211,303||564,151||256|
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