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Voluntary Work: Shipley

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what progress has been made towards ensuring third sector organisations providing services in Shipley constituency are awarded three year contracts; (191585)

(2) what estimate he has made of the proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide services in Shipley constituency that are three year contracts.

This information is currently not held centrally.

I will be reporting on Government progress in meeting the three year funding commitment to HM Treasury on an annual basis. The first report will be made in the autumn 2008 and will be laid before Parliament. It is expected that local authorities will be making reports on three year funding from 2009 onwards.