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Voluntary Workers

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

10. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent assessment she has made of the proportion of people who do voluntary work; and if she will make a statement. (86198)

The recently published Citizenship survey confirms that there are increased numbers of adults volunteering regularly, 20.4 million in 2005 compared to 18.4 million in 2001. There is also increased Government investment in the volunteering infrastructure—£68 million in 2007-08 compared to £17 million in 1997-08.