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Empowerment Champions

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what she expects the (a) purpose, (b) function and (c) annual cost of the proposed empowerment champions to be. (171642)

Eighteen local authorities are members of the network of empowerment champions. Their purpose is to promote effective empowerment practices so that they are more widely adopted. The function of the network is to achieve this by identifying effective practices, publicising them, and increasing their adoption through a peer learning programme. It will also enable network members to contribute to national learning from their experience. The network’s activities will be supported by up to £500,000 a year.