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Voluntary Organisations: Contracts

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what progress has been made on ensuring third sector organisations providing services in Eddisbury are awarded three-year contracts; (195267)

(2) what proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide services in Eddisbury are three-year contracts.

This Government are committed to ensuring that three year funding for third sector organisations becomes the norm rather than the exception. I will be reporting on Government progress in meeting this 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.

The information requested is currently not recorded centrally.