Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Minutes of Evidence

Examination of Witness (Questions 700 - 702)



  700. Yes.
  (Ms Wallace) I would have thought that was very possible, yes. That is our normal way of doing business, which is to talk to the people who are affected and see how we can help them.

  701. No; I understand about talking to them, but I am asking whether the contracts for doing the research will go to people living in these communities.
  (Ms Wallace) Yes, if they have the skills. I would like to do that. We have had bits of research done for us, for example, by children on some of our youth topics, by children who are actually affected by the problems that we have described. There is no reason not to.

  702. There are lots of people in these groups who have skills. I am just concerned that so often contracts are placed with people who come in as experts from outside these communities rather than live and work in these communities.
  (Ms Wallace) I share your concern.

  Chairman: Thank you very much.

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