Big Society

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin The Minister for Government Policy 11:30 am, 8th February 2012

I hope the hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends will help me to do so, because distinguished members of his party totally back the big society, including the former Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, who tells him and his colleagues:

“We should be for the Big Society.”

I therefore hope the hon. Gentleman will join me in putting across the idea that we should welcome the giving back of power to communities and individuals to change their own lives for the better.