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Voluntary Organisations

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the variability of the quality and depth of public services available in particular areas as a result of the relative strength of third sector organisations in those areas. (162485)

The third sector review was an in-depth assessment of the role of the sector in economic and social regeneration. In terms of public service delivery the Government have undertaken, through the partnership in public services action plan, to remove barriers that third sector organisations experience when bidding to supply public services. It will be for local commissioners to decide on whether particular organisations, whether public, private or third sector, will provide best value and quality of those services.