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Money Guidance Pathfinder Scheme

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the amount to be paid by his Department to AE4 in respect of its role as a face-to-face partner for the Money Guidance Pathfinder Scheme; (252234)

(2) which companies applied for contracts to act as face-to-face partners for the Money Guidance Pathfinder Scheme.

The £12 million Money Guidance pathfinder, jointly funded by HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority, will launch this spring in the North West and North East of England. Delivery partners, which will offer Money Guidance on the telephone and face-to-face, were announced on 13 January. The Government cannot disclose the information requested about the tendering and contracting process for partners at this stage for reasons of commercial sensitivity.