HC Deb 15 October 2002 vol 390 cc645-6W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what organisations are represented on the Department's Partnerships Against Poverty Group; and what sub-groups have been established. [74719]

Malcolm Wicks

Partnerships Against Poverty was established in 2001. It is a joint initiative with the Local Government Association and voluntary organisations with the objective of working together to reduce poverty and tackle social exclusion amongst pensioners. There are two groups, one for England & Wales and another for Scotland which have specialist sub-groups for Black and Minority Ethnic elders and Pension Credit Implementation which feedback to both. In addition to DWP and LGA the following organisations are represented.

  • Age Concern
  • Age Concern Scotland
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Angus Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Chinese Community Centre
  • Citizens Advice Scotland
  • Confederation of Indian Organisations (UK)
  • 646W
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Dundee City Council
  • Durham City Council
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Federation of Irish Societies
  • Hackney Council for Older People
  • Help the Aged
  • Help the Aged Scotland
  • Jewish Care
  • London Irish Elders Forum
  • Milan (Senior Welfare Council)
  • National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • National Pensioners Convention
  • Northern Ireland Social Security Agency
  • Royal National Institute of the Blind
  • Scotland Office
  • Scottish Executive
  • Scottish Local Authority Welfare Rights Advisors
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
  • The Poverty Alliance
  • Welsh Assembly
  • West of Scotland Seniors Forum
  • West Indian Standing Conference
  • West Lothian Council