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Voluntary Work

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what programmes his Department has in place to encourage volunteering among its employees. (189138)

The Treasury actively promotes employee volunteering, including by: providing special leave entitlements to enable staff to take a limited amount of time off each year to volunteer; holding regular events with voluntary sector organisations to raise awareness of volunteering opportunities; providing information on volunteering via an internal website; supporting a staff-led Volunteers Group.