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Home Speeches Oral Culture, Media and Sport Questions: Topical - House of Commons - 9th February 2017

Oral Culture, Media and Sport Questions: Topical - House of Commons - 9th February 2017

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Sir Simon Burns (Chelmsford) (Con)

T2. Will the Minister tell the House what work her Department is doing to help small charities to secure public service contracts? [908700]

Karen Bradley

My right hon. Friend raises a very important point. We all know that the voluntary sector has the ability to bring greater social value to our public services, but we also know that it can sometimes face barriers when up against more established providers. That is why we announced a new programme of measures in this area in December and why an implementation group chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis and attended by my hon. Friend the Member for Reading East (Mr Wilson), the Minister for Civil Society, met for the first time yesterday to lead our work on this issue.