§ Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement about the work of the Value for Money Unit in his Department. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The Value for Money Unit was set up last year to give advice on various aspects of value for money in schools. The Unit works on enabling schools to benchmark their expenditure against similar schools; conducts and sponsors research on the effect of resources on educational outcomes; provides good practice guidance for schools; and advises schools and LEAs about best value in education.