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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland): The Government are considering how most appropriately to extend freedoms for schools beyond a limited focus on the two areas specified in the 2002 Act. In the mean time, all schools are free under the "power to innovate" to make proposals to set pay rates for their teaching staff. Pay rates for school support staff are already set at local level.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey): The principal source of funding for the BBC Home Services is the television licence fee while the principal source of funding for the BBC World Service is grant-in-aid. BBC Worldwide and BBC Ventures are commercially funded. Further details of the BBC's full range of activities and funding are set out in the corporation's annual reports and accounts, copies of which are in the Library of the House.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): We do not have any plans to control such advertising material. Placing advertising material under car windscreen wipers is not considered to constitute a littering offence under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
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