Communities: Charities and Volunteers

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow 4:47 pm, 13th February 2019

Does my hon. Friend agree that the cuts in youth services have been particularly devastating? Although the interventions to support the National Citizen Service have been welcomed in many areas, the reality is that the £1 billion or so that has been spent in that arena has not been matched by support in other areas to help young people get on to successor programmes, to meet their needs and to ensure that they have genuine opportunities to take part in positive activities, rather than get caught up in crime and other risks.