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Departments: Policy

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what policy changes his Department has implemented since 27 June 2007. (159294)

My Department has implemented a number policy changes since 27 June 2007, including:

A public service agreement aimed at reducing social exclusion amongst the most vulnerable adults and the service transformation agreement which aims to ensure public services meet the individual needs of the citizen.

The future role of the third sector in social and economic regeneration: final report’ which sets out a new strategy for the Government’s partnership with the third sector. (24 July 2007, Official Report, column 50WS).

Revised guidance on honours aimed at increasing the number of honours going to people working at local level in the community.