§ Lord Redesdale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have any plans to reduce the time commitment expected from millennium volunteers. [HL4566]
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)
There are no plans to reduce the 200 hours of voluntary activity required to achieve the Millennium Volunteers Award of Excellence. Over 900 young people have already received Millennium Volunteers Awards. Young people also receive a Millennium Volunteers Certificate after 100 hours' voluntary activity in recognition of their achievement. We have contracted with 160 projects throughout England.