Voluntary Work: Young People

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th May 2019.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 170815 on Voluntary Work: Young People, how many of the NCS participants eligible for Free School Meals completed the programme in (a) the UK and (b) London in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

National Citizen Service

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017**

England* Eligible for Free School Meals

Participants

7,302

9,283

12,334

14,427

16,702

Completed

6,535

8,465

11,486

13,459

15,511

London Eligible for Free School Meals

Participants

2,096

1,633

3,106

3,636

4,117

Completed

1,942

1,590

2,967

3,458

3,900

* Participation/completion data is not disaggregated for Northern Ireland; Wales ran an NCS pilot in 2014, but decided not to roll-out across the country; Scotland decided not to implement an NCS programme.

** The final participation and completion figures for the National Citizen Service programme in 2018 are undergoing compliance checks and will be published on gov.uk by Autumn 2019.

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