Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the(a) aims, (b) objectives and (c) work programme of the Social Investment Taskforce; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
The Social Investment Taskforce is an initiative led by the UK Social Investment Forum. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked the Social Investment Taskforce to report to him in the autumn562W with proposals for a new strategic framework for the development of social investment in the UK. The Taskforce will:examine the case for social investment in regeneration and community economic development;identify barriers to the further development of social investment; andpropose models for the future development of social investment.