§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cross-government spending is on education for consumers on(a) financial services and (b) consumer credit, broken down by Department. 
§ Ruth Kelly
This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
We are, however, seeking to inform the work of the Financial Capability Steering Group, which informs policy development work by the Financial Services Authority, with a survey of the financial education, information and generic advice work of the principal Departments involved.