§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost has been of the Fast Track Scheme, including the costs of advertising. 
§ Mr. Timms
The Government have invested the following funds in creating the Fast Track Teaching Programme, a new career route for some of the highest calibre future teachers:
£ 2000–01 4,603,058 2001–02 18,530,000 1 Estimated end-year forecast
This represents the total investment to date in fast track, including: national advertising; targeted marketing; application materials; assessment and selection: enhanced initial teacher training; bursaries; ICT; additional professional development events; marketing to schools; and the investment needed to build a highly personalised system of job-broking, career management and professional development.