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Volunteering Oral Question, 09/10/08 [S]

During Question Time on 9 October 2008 Gavin Brown (Cons) asked the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the promotion of volunteering in Scotland.

The Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Jim Mather, replied that the Scottish Government places a high value on the contribution that the third sector makes to creating a more successful Scotland. Volunteering is central to that contribution, whether it is people working as charity trustees, being involved in organising youth clubs, being involved in befriending or working in partnership with public services such as the national health service, or as part of an informal community group.

11.5 million will be invested in the network of volunteer centres over the spending review period and the government is in discussions with Volunteer Development Scotland about the funding of its role as the Scottish centre for excellence in volunteering.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 9 October 2008

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 9 October 2008