§ Mrs. Irene Adams
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent action she has taken to help promote education for girls in developing countries. 
§ Clare Short
Since 1997 we have committed over £700 million to support sustainable primary education programmes, with a strong focus on gender equality. Over the past year we have also worked with the UN Girls' Education Initiative to ensure stronger collaboration and coordination among donors, including the European Union, the UN system, the World Bank and other international financial institutions.