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Social Exclusion

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with other appropriate Government departments on how best practice on social exclusion can be shared with the Welsh Assembly Government. (95232)

Devolution enables the Welsh Assembly Government to adopt tailor-made policies to tackle social exclusion in Wales. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Social Exclusion takes a close interest in the work of the Assembly Government in this area, and her Department maintains contact with the Assembly Minister for Social Justice and her officials in order to exchange best practice and to ensure that work is properly co-ordinated.

The different countries of the UK have recently worked together to produce the UK's National Action Plan on Social Inclusion for the EU, which sets out some of the most promising programmes and approaches developed across the countries of the UK.