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Office of the Third Sector

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Office of the Third Sector has spent on recruiting staff since its formation. (130706)

The recruiting costs of bringing staff into the Cabinet Office, including the Office of the Third Sector, will be accounted for in the Department’s annual report and resource accounts which will be published in the summer.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment the Office of the Third Sector has made of the proposal from the Commission on Unclaimed Assets for a Social Investment Bank. (130707)

We welcome the contribution of the independent Commission on Unclaimed Assets in developing proposals for the use of unclaimed assets in bank accounts.

The Government will consult on the distribution mechanism for unclaimed assets later in the spring and will consider the Commission’s proposals for a Social Investment Bank as part of this process.