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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in his Department.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

All our Ministers are involved in charitable activity in their own constituency but that charitable giving is a private and personal issue.

We have doubled DWP’s commitment to volunteering through our “Community 10,000” initiative to enable DWP staff to actively contribute to local voluntary and community organisations as part of this Government’s wider civil service initiative. In addition this Department supports the civil service’s official charity, The Royal National Lifeboat Institute and a Payroll Giving scheme is available to all employees.

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