A Year of Service Project
Communities and Local Government
Barry Gardiner (Brent North, Labour)
(1) what the names are of the members of the steering group overseeing the project A Year of Service; and what criteria were used to appoint them;
(2) how many meetings the steering group for the project A Year of Service has held since it was established;
(3) if he will publish the minutes of the meetings held by the steering group for the project A Year of Service.
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
A steering group, comprised of the organisations named below, was formed by DCLG to advise collectively on aspects of the development of A Year of Service.
The Faith-based Regeneration Network
The Inter Faith Network for the UK
The Mitzvah Day Charitable Trust
The names of individual members of the steering group are not provided as disclosure of this information is likely to breach one or more principles in the Data Protection Act 1998. Organisations were invited to join the steering group because their involvement was seen as important to the project's success. As at
Formal minutes of steering group meetings are not produced; however summary notes are kept and arrangements will be made to place copies of these in the Library of the House.
In addition, a reference group allows the faith communities involved to share best practice and promote the programme within their respective communities.