HC Deb 06 November 2002 vol 392 c297W
Ms Walley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the recommendations of PAT 14 have been achieved. [79395]

Ruth Kelly

Details of progress against specific recommendations of PAT14 were set out in theNational Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal: Policy Action Team Audit report, published in January 2001. Although most proposed actions that were listed have been completed, the report recognised that the work to eliminate financial exclusion is on-going. While we have made important progress across the areas identified by PATH credit unions, banking and insurance services, financial education and ethnic minority issues—we need to continue to work with the financial services industry, voluntary and community groups to end financial exclusion.

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