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Voluntary Work: Kettering

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will visit the Kettering voluntary network to discuss the challenges faced by the third sector in Kettering. (146394)

Organisations like the Kettering Voluntary Network play a key role in supporting local third sector organisations and helping people to volunteer, and are an example of how local government and voluntary organisations can work together to improve local communities.

The Government are committed to developing an environment which enables the third sector to thrive and the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office works with the sector and other government departments to break down barriers which prevent people from volunteering.

I have asked an official from the Office of the Third Sector to contact Kettering Voluntary Network to arrange a visit to discuss the challenges faced by the third sector in Kettering.