§ Mr. Sheerman
asked the Paymaster General what meetings have been held between officials or Ministers in his Department and voluntary sector representatives to discuss (a) the proposals put forward by Youthcall and (b) any similar initiative; when they took place; and who was present.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Paymaster General met representatives of Youthcall last November to discuss their ideas for a voluntary community service scheme for young people. There have been subsequent meetings between Youthcall and officials of the Department to explore their ideas further.