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 Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:30 am, 8th February 2012

The Minister is a keen follower of my website, so he will know that I support initiatives to build social capital in communities. When I visit voluntary groups, I am very struck by the extent to which they have benefited from the future jobs fund. From a big society point of view, was it not a mistake, therefore, to abolish that fund?