HC Deb 01 April 2004 vol 419 cc1601-2W
Andrew Selous

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the members of the Community Development Exchange; how they are appointed, and for how long; and to whom they are accountable. [163029]

Fiona Mactaggart

The Community Development Exchange (CDX),is an independent non-governmental organisation that acts as the national membership organisation and voice for community development. The "members" of CDX are individuals and organisations made up of unpaid and paid practitioners, managers, policy officers and researchers from across the voluntary, community, private and public sectors, in a unique forum.

It is because of the independent nature of CDX that the Home Office does not hold a list of members; all members apply for membership to CDX and if accepted pay a yearly subscription; they can remain members for as long as they wish, subject to the payment of the annual subscription; and as independent individuals or organisations, CDX members are only accountable to themselves or their respective Boards of Management.