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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the forward work programme is for the (a) communities and equalities and (b) tackling disadvantage programme directives. (104422)

Programme Executives have been established within Communities and Local Government to give strategic leadership to cross-cutting work and drive the delivery of critical projects and programmes.

The Communities Programme Executive aims to ensure that local communities have the powers they need to respond to challenging economic, social and cultural trends, and to create cohesive, thriving, sustainable communities capable of both fulfilling their own potential and overcoming difficulties. The Equalities Programme executive seeks to lead in the delivery of the Government’s policies for equality across the UK, and mainstream equality within the Department.

Progress against our objectives in these areas will be set out in our annual report to Parliament in the usual way.