HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 c225W
10. Mrs. Heal

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made in implementing the reports of the social exclusion unit. [101552]

Marjorie Mowlam

All five of the Social Exclusion Unit reports—on rough sleeping, truancy, teenage pregnancy, poor neighbourhoods, and training for 16–18 year olds—are being implemented.

In my new role as Chair of the Ministerial Network on Social Exclusion I will be making sure that the implementation process works, so that we deliver real change on the ground—where it counts.

16. Mr. Derek Twigg

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will make a statement about the implementation of policies designed to tackle social exclusion. [101560]

Marjorie Mowlam

We aim to create a fairer society, in the next two decades, in which no child lives in poverty. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has asked me to take on a new role with the Social Exclusion Unit to make sure that joined-up government, particularly for deprived areas and people, is a reality both inside Whitehall and in every part of the country.

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