HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 cc1587-8W
Mr. Goodman

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by his Department. [71846]

Number of jobs that come under the remit of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Scotland (Exc Greater London)
POSTS (A) WTE (B) Percent (C) POSTS (A) WTE (B) per cent. (C)
Core Dept. 943 889.50 .64 18,722 17,356.90 12.74
Non Dept. Public Bodies 0 0 56 56.00
Executive Agencies 13,808 12,853.22 9.40 88,028 79,997.05 59.91
Independent Stat Bodies 139 134.00 .1 677 630.00 .46

Maria Eagle

The Department has a number of formally constituted projects that support the Government's Modernisation Agenda. A project can be defined as "a management environment set up to deliver a business product to meet a defined business case". However none of these projects specifically involve faith communities. There could well be local initiatives aimed at improving local liaison with faith communities but there is no central register of these informal, local arrangements.