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Sustainable Communities

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Deputy Prime Minister’s award for sustainable communities has been abolished. (94822)

The awards have not been abolished. The Department for Communities and Local Government continues to acknowledge the importance of recognising and sharing best practice through awards, which we consider a valuable element in a comprehensive approach to raising standards.

We have asked the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC) to expand and manage the Awards on our behalf from 2006 onwards.

The awards will continue to recognise projects and initiatives that make a particular contribution to making towns, cities and communities better places to live and work. They underline the Department’s objectives in this regard, reward individuals for personal contributions and help to identify best practice examples from which others can be encouraged to learn.