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Departments: Common Purpose

International Development written question – answered on 5th July 2007.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

DFID has provided the following funding to Common Purpose in each of the last 5 years.

2002 35,792
2003 117,644
2004 27,897
2005 0
2006 0

This funding was provided through our Civil Society Challenge Fund in support of a three-year project in South Africa which ended in 2004.

This project provided training programmes designed to build the capacity of leaders from all sectors to undertake civic leadership and management roles more effectively.

An independent evaluation conducted in February 2005 found that the project met all its objectives.

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Henry Morgan
Posted on 4 Oct 2007 9:18 pm (Report this annotation)

Common Purpose literature claims that IT is organising in South Africa. It seems to be doing so with OUR money.

It would be interesting to know who authorised these payments; who recommended the authorisation for these payments; and whether any of these people are themselves Common Purpose 'Graduates'.

Henry Morgan