Tories would give charities larger role

Charities would become more involved in delivering public services
under a future Conservative government, party leader Iain Duncan
Smith said last week.

He made the commitment after pledging to target what he termed the
“five giant social evils” – child poverty, sub-standard health
care, financial insecurity in old age, failing schools and

“We will invite the larger and highly professional charities to
become more involved in the delivery of appropriate public
services,” he said.

The speech marked Duncan Smith’s first anniversary as Conservative

“Our overall policies will encourage and support the creation of a
vigorous, diverse and independent voluntary sector,” he said.

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