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Third Sector: Government Policy

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

29. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations he has received on the role of the third sector in contributing to the delivery of Government policy. (149823)

As part of the third sector review, we have undertaken the largest consultation we have ever done with the third sector. This included 93 open consultation events held around the country and, themed roundtable discussions. Over 250 written responses were also received.

The interim report of the third sector review summarised the main messages from the consultation. A fuller analysis of the consultation is also available. The Government consult with the third sector on a regular basis, through the strategic partners programme and key advisory bodies.