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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to which (a) charities and (b) voluntary organisations his Department has provided funding in the last five years; and how much funding was provided to each. (247367)

The Department pays a variety of providers from the private, public, voluntary and charitable sectors for the provision of employment programmes.

The information requested, however, is not held centrally and is available only at disproportionate cost.

The Department and its agencies work in close partnership with charities and voluntary sector organisations to help people access the services and benefits to which they are entitled.