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Youth Work: Lancashire

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many youth workers there were in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley in each of the last 10 years. (124960)

Youth workers are recruited locally by local authority youth services. Information is not held centrally on the number of youth workers directly employed at a local level or who are funded by public money.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many youth centres were (a) sold, (b) closed and (c) opened in Lancashire in each of the last five years. (124961)

Youth centres are delivered locally by local authority youth services and national and local voluntary youth organisations. Information is not held centrally on the number of youth centres at local, regional or national level.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what schemes funded by central Government have been instituted in Lancashire to keep young people occupied in the last five years. (124964)

Youth programmes of a diversionary and/or development nature which have been funded by DfES, and instituted in Lancashire, in the last five years include Children's Fund, Local Network Fund, the Neighbourhood Support Fund (NSF), Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP), Millennium Volunteers (MV), Youth Opportunity and Youth Capital Funds . Local authority youth services and the voluntary and community sector also run youth provision with the aim of providing personal, social and educational development for young people.