HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c492W
23. Ms Perham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the role of the voluntary sector in tackling social exclusion. [74599]

Mr. Boateng

The Government fully recognise the essential role that the voluntary and community sector plays in tackling social exclusion. Many organisations from the sector have unique experience and knowledge of areas of need and opportunity. The Policy Action Teams established to take this work forward include representatives from a range of voluntary organisations.