Departments: Common Purpose

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th July 2007.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Common Purpose is a leadership development organisation that aims to improve the way society works by running a variety of educational programmes for leaders of all ages, backgrounds and sectors.

Since DEFRA came into being in June 2001 and from information held centrally, the core-Department has spent £658 with Common Purpose.

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