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Departments: Common Purpose

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th July 2007.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A number of DWP senior managers have attended leadership courses run by Common Purpose in the last five years. The total expenditure for each of the last five years is listed in the following table. The courses have helped improve leadership skills. Given the nature of these courses, they have also helped foster valuable partnerships in the local community which can be used to improve the service offered to our customers.

Total Spend( 1)
2002-03 43,452
2003-04 72,691
2004-05 48,980
2005-06 43,111
2006-07 31,161
(1) Rounded to nearest £1

Does this answer the above question?

Yes4 people think so

No75 people think not

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veronica jordan
Posted on 30 Sep 2007 3:33 pm (Report this annotation)

I Find this group common purpose extremely sinister and i'm not the only person thinking this.
What kind of democracy are we now living in?

Malcom neil hill
Posted on 29 Oct 2007 8:38 pm (Report this annotation)

I agree with you 100% Veronica.
We no longer live in a democracy. I had thought I had been dealing with Freemason etc., as we are definately being controlled from within, and furthermore we are paying for it; as is demostarated here. This is what is called the New World Order and we have no way of knowing who we are dealing with whilst it is permissable in our country to be members of these secret societies withour declaring membership of such organisations publicly. You are quite right top call it sinister.

john walker
Posted on 31 Jul 2008 3:41 pm (Report this annotation)

You can find out more about Common Purpose here:

Mike Ward
Posted on 5 May 2009 1:58 pm (Report this annotation)

What? Is this nutters anonymous?

An MP asks a question, gets an answer and suddenly we're living in a dictatorship?