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Youth Work

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding his Department allocated for youth work in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

As was the case under previous Administrations, most spending on youth services happens at a local level. Details of this are published at:

http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/strategy/financeandfunding/section251

The Prime Minister announced on 3 July 2013 that Cabinet Office is assuming cross-Government responsibility for youth strategy and policy. This will include the ongoing management of some grants already allocated by the Department for Education.

Cabinet Office already provides funds and support to civil society organisations, including those that work with young people. Beside our flagship programme National Citizen Service and we also, for example, supported the launch of the independent Campaign for Youth Social Action on 27 June 2013 and announced a Youth Social Action Fund which has been created to offer financial support to social action programmes —£5 million will be provided over two years (£4 million from the Cabinet Office's Centre for Social Action alongside £1 million from the Education Endowment Foundation).

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