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Asked by Peter Kyle
(Hove)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Youth Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to produce a long-term plan for the provision of youth services.
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Answered by: Nicky Morgan
Answered on: 21 October 2019

We recognise the importance of investing in our young people, and so in September this year the Chancellor announced a £500 million Youth Investment Fund over five years. This will help build up to 60 new youth centres and refurbish hundreds of existing youth facilities across the country, as well as providing over 100 mobile facilities for harder to reach areas. The fund will also support the provision and coordination of high-quality services for young people, and an investment in the youth workforce.

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Asked by Peter Kyle
(Hove)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Youth Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase funding for local authorities to deliver (a) the provision of youth workers on a long-term basis and (b) other core youth work.
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Answered by: Nicky Morgan
Answered on: 21 October 2019

Local Councils are directly responsible for allocating public funding to youth services in their area. We believe they are best placed to know what is required in their communities.

The government has announced that following the Spending Round councils will receive the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in funding for almost a decade. The proposed settlement will increase the core spending power of local authorities in real terms by an estimated 4.3% to £49.1 billion in 2020 to 2021, an increase of £2.9 billion.

To support the provision of youth services for all young people, a public call for evidence was opened on the 3rd October, as part of the review of the guidance which sets out the statutory duty placed on local authorities to provide appropriate local youth services. We expect that the review will provide greater clarity of Government’s expectations, including the value added by good youth work.

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Asked by Peter Kyle
(Hove)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Youth Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's News story of 10 July 2019, Review launched into statutory guidance for local authorities on providing youth services, what steps she plans to take to actively involve the views of young people in need of such services.
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Answered by: Nicky Morgan
Answered on: 21 October 2019

It is really important that young people are at the heart of the policies we make about them, and that we listen to and take into account their views. The DCMS Youth Steering Group examined the strengths and weaknesses of the current statutory guidance document, and helped develop the questions for the call for evidence which was opened to the public on the 3rd of October.

We are working with a number of youth organisations to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for young people to have a direct say about local services in their areas and how we can make sure the new guidance document is as helpful as possible.

Young people are able to fill out a questionnaire and send their views to us, and can also attend a number of sessions that will be facilitated throughout the country over the next couple of months.

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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Members: Correspondence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the invitation of 17 June 2019 from the all-party Parliamentary group on deliberative democracy to meet that group to discuss progress on the innovation in democracy project; and if she will make a statement.
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Answered by: Nicky Morgan
Answered on: 17 October 2019

The Minister for Civil Society responded to the invitation on 10 September 2019, confirming that an official would attend the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deliberative Democracy.

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