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Fresh Start Panel Report

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 15th November 2016.

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Photo of Paul Givan Paul Givan DUP 3:00 pm, 15th November 2016

I touched on that engagement in answer to the previous question from my colleague Mr Logan. The Department is engaging with the voluntary and community sector, and work is ongoing, for example, with those who represent the Women's Support Network and so on to look at enhancing the role of women in communities. It is vital that it is delivered at a community level. Government from on high telling communities how they need to develop can, I believe, work only when the community is working with you. The voluntary and community sector plays an important role in that and will have an important role in taking forward the recommendations.