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Common Purpose: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 18 of his Department’s Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, how much his Department has paid to Common Purpose since its establishment; and who the young leaders being trained by Common Purpose are. (294663)

The Department for Communities and Local Government has funded Common Purpose a total of £215,000 since 2007 to provide leadership training to members of Muslim communities.

2006-07: £85,000 to provide leadership training to 40 Muslim community leaders.

2007-08: £65,000 to deliver training to 60 emerging leaders within the Muslim Community, with a particular focus on women, young people and faith leaders.

2008-09: £65,000 to provide leadership training to 65 younger members of the Muslim community, including a schools and colleges programme.

Communities and Local Government has also spent £20,950 on six Common Purpose training programmes for members of CLG staff since the year 2000.