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Mrs. McGuire: Although the Department records expenditure incurred on professional services it does not specifically identify the total amount spent on external legal advice. However, external legal advice is purchased by the Departments own lawyers can be identified and the cost of this is as follows:
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset. 
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster where her Department publishes information about Government auctions which it arranges or to which it contributes in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West; and when the next such auction will take place in each area. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 session were answered with a reply that it had not been possible to reply before Prorogation. 
Ed Balls: Our goal is to ensure that all adults can have access to high-quality generic financial advice to help them to engage with their financial affairs. The Government have asked Otto Thoresen, chief executive of AEGON UK to lead a feasibility study to design a national approach to generic financial advice. The study will report to HMT Ministers at the end of this year.
Mr. Timms: Public sector net debt is measured by means of National Accounts aggregates compiled by the independent Office for National Statistics using internationally accepted methodology. The Government use this agreed methodology, which does not include unfunded public sector pension liabilities.
14. Mr. Mackay: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the level of funding for the school capital programme for the next three years announced in the 2006 pre-Budget report. 
Mr. Timms: Treasury Ministers have regular discussions with Ministers at the Department for Education and Skills on a range of issues, including school capital programmes. The 2006 pre-Budget report announced that capital investment in education will rise to £10.2 billion in 2010-11, with additional investment of £250 million, £750 million and £1,850 million over the years 2008-09 to 2010-11equivalent to annual average real growth of 4.1 per cent. a year.
John Healey: The UK economy is restructuring and the fall in relative share of manufacturing is a common feature of all advanced economies. The fall in manufacturing jobs has been more than balanced by a growth of 3.77 million jobs in other sectors.
Ed Balls: The Government launched their long-term approach for financial capability on 15 January. It will improve information and advice for young people, promote opportunities for children to learn about money, and signpost to information and advice for parents through extended schools and Sure Start childrens centres. It will also give financial education a secure place on the educational agenda and issue revised curriculum guidance, promote the Child Trust Fund as a tool for teaching financial education, and integrate financial education into basic skills learning by promoting the use of financial education as a route to literacy and numeracy skills. The Government have also asked Otto Thoresen, Chief Executive of AEGON UK to lead a feasibility study to design a national approach to generic financial advice.
17. Christine Russell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution his Department is making to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal for every child to receive a primary education. 
Ed Balls: In April 2006, the Chancellor and Secretary of State for International Development announced a UK commitment to spend at least £8.5 billion on aid for education over the next 10 years, entering into 10 year agreements to help finance poor countries education plans.
While some progress has been made globally over the past decade, universal primary education will not be
achieved by 2015, unless we take urgent action. Every day almost 80 million primary school aged children do not go to school.
The UK has led the way by making a long-term commitment, demonstrating the high priority we place on this issue. We will now continue to urge other donors to deliver on their 2005 promises by providing long-term predictable financing for education.
The Chancellor has called for a high level international conference to take forward this agenda, which the European commission will host in Brussels in April. This will bring together Ministers from EU, G8 and developing countries, NGOs and opinion-formers. It will be an opportunity for the international community to demonstrate its commitment to achieving the education MDGs and making faster progress in this area.
18. Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will offset the revenue resulting from the increase of Air Passenger Duty in February with an equal reduction in revenue elsewhere in the tax system. 
19. Alan Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government Departments have made submissions for funding for expenditure related to nuclear defence in the context of the comprehensive spending review. 
Mr. Timms: The White Paper, The Future of the United Kingdoms Nuclear Deterrent, published in December 2006, set out that decisions on the level of investment in nuclear and conventional capability will be taken in the Comprehensive Spending Review, the results of which will be announced later this year. Departmental submissions on a range of spending issues will be considered in the CSR and the outcomes published in due course.
John Healey: An update on the impact of the environmental taxes is included in the Budget and pre-Budget report. This covers analysis and summaries of data received from a range of sources, including:
an independent evaluation of the impact of the climate change levy, published at Budget 2005;
data on virgin aggregate sales and on the use of recycled aggregate;
data on waste arisings and waste sent to landfill;
reports and studies that cover the energy, waste and aggregate/construction sectors;
formal and informal discussions with industry representative bodies and Government stakeholders; and
information from Revenue and Customs assurance visits.
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