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Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how she will assess the effectiveness of Government funding for the v charity. (139721)

The independent charity v has made good progress since it was created in May 2006. So far, it has created over 110,000 volunteering opportunities for young people through projects in partnerships with the third, public and private sectors.

The Government assess the effectiveness of the funding provided to v against the recommendations of the Russell Commission report and through regular meetings between v and the Office of the Third Sector which monitor the progress of the charity's work.