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Smith Institute

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money from the public purse (a) his Department and (b) its agencies gave to (i) the Smith Institute and (ii) its subsidiary SI Events Limited in each year since 1997; and for what purpose each payment was made. (123088)

The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has made the following payments to the Smith Institute:

£

1999-2000

29.95

2000-01

5,000.00

39.95

39.95

29.95

We have no record of any payments made to its subsidiary SI Events Ltd. Unfortunately, we cannot supply further information on the nature of these payments as the Department does not have immediate access to the original invoices on which the payments were based.