Voluntary Sector Organisations

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin The Minister for Government Policy 11:30 am, 24th November 2010

The right hon. Gentleman is well aware that more than three quarters of charities receive no Government money, and therefore will not be affected. He ignores the opportunities presented by the new public service reforms. The Work programme, for example, is creating huge opportunities for the voluntary and community sector, and there will be increased funds from that source. There will be more funds for drug prevention, rehabilitation and recovery, and for the rehabilitation of prisoners. Payment-by-results contracts will be available for a huge range of new voluntary and community sector operators. I expect the right hon. Gentleman to see an expansion, not a reduction, in the sector and its activities.