National Democracy Week

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's hosting of national democracy week; how many events the Government held; and how many people attended each such event.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

The Government's contribution to the success of National Democracy Week was resourced from existing democratic engagement budgets. To date, Cabinet Office expenditure has been less than £60k and is not expected to change significantly.

The Government established the National Democracy Week Council to develop and deliver events during the Week. Members from civil society and local government sectors delivered more than 40 events between 2-8 July, starting with the National Democracy Week Awards and including activities from a diverse range of member organisations, such as Mencap, Faiths Forums for London and the British Youth Council. Details are available on the National Democracy Week website: www.gov.uk/nationaldemocracyweek

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