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Community Integration

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to encourage community integration. (76450)

The Secretary of State is developing the Commission on Integration and Cohesion’s scope to ensure that it contributes to the delivery of the new Department’s strategic priorities. We expect to make an announcement about the way ahead before the summer recess.

The creation of the new Department for Communities and Local Government gives a renewed impetus to our work of encouraging integration with its powerful new remit to promote community cohesion, equality and civil renewal along with its responsibilities for housing, urban regeneration, planning and local government.