Dormant Assets Funding: Community Wealth Funds

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:33 pm on 6th December 2022.

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Photo of Jo Gideon Jo Gideon Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent Central 5:33 pm, 6th December 2022

I thank you for your chairmanship, Ms Harris, and I thank the Minister for listening. Clearly, there is more to be done once we have the consultation results.

I thank everybody who took part in the debate, which has been very good humoured. I think that reflects the fact that we all represent neighbourhoods in our constituencies that we hope will benefit from decisions that will hopefully be made in the new year.

I was interested to hear from Jim Shannon about what might be achieved in Northern Ireland, and from Marion Fellows the interesting example of how Scotland has used the money from these assets.

Now that the dormant assets consultation has closed, it remains for me to urge the Minister to consider the community wealth fund as a new beneficiary of dormant assets. If we can make that change, we can make levelling up a reality in the neighbourhoods in our constituencies that are the most left behind.

Question put and agreed to.


That this House
has considered dormant assets funding and community wealth funds.

Sitting adjourned.