HC Deb 21 March 2002 vol 382 cc477-8W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives are planned for the constituency of Buckingham funded by the Active Community Unit; and what target he has for involvement in volunteering of residents in the constituency. [43285]

Angela Eagle

The Active Community Unit is not currently funding any projects based in the constituency of Buckingham. However the Unit funds a wide range of national voluntary and community sector organisations which benefit every area of England.

The Active Community Unit aims to achieve a step change in people's voluntary involvement in their communities. We want to encourage and enable more people to volunteer. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister (Mr. Blair) has laid down a challenge to one million more people getting involved in their communities, and the Home Office is committed to making significant progress towards this goal by 2004. This figure is not broken down by constituency.