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Local Authorities: Non-Profit Making Associations

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to ensure local authorities support social enterprise. (156844)

The Department launched a third sector strategy discussion paper on 7 June which included consideration of the need of third sector organisations for more sustainable forms of investment and improvements in local partnership working.

More than 150 written responses have been received. Over 450 delegates took part in eight regional consultation events on the paper. In addition, the responses received are being considered and we aim to publish a final strategy, including propositions of how the Department and local authorities can work in partnership and support the third sector, including social enterprises.