To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of the third sector on the development of a replacement programme for European social funding.
My Department has held 25 events in all four nations of the Union. We have met over 500 beneficiaries and interested parties, including from the third sector, to discuss their expectations for the new fund.
Their views will inform decisions about its design and priorities, which will be taken at the spending review.
We also be consulting widely in due course.