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Community Cohesion

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether their formal and full response in January 2008 to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion will be made by means of a Statement to Parliament. [HL324]

Her Majesty's Government will publish their formal response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion in the new year. We will continue to keep Parliament informed.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How the £50 million funding promised over the next three years to promote community cohesion and support local authorities in preventing and managing community tensions will be distributed. [HL325]

The criteria on which this finding will be allocated have yet to be decided on. Further allocation details will be announced as part of the local government settlement in December.