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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the charity v does not replicate the work of other charities when carrying out work at the expense of the public purse. (202704)

The vast majority of central Government funding for young people's volunteering has been routed through v providing a more joined-up strategic approach to central Government funding for youth volunteering.

v aims to inspire a new generation of volunteers by working in partnership with other third sector organisations, building on the best of their existing activity to create new volunteering opportunities.