On 4th September 2013, Rehman Chishti MP asked the following positive question in Parliament to Nick Hurd MP (Cabinet Office). Extract from Hansard:
- Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) (Con): What assessment has he made of the work of the National Citizen Service?
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Mr Nick Hurd): We published an independent evaluation of the National Citizen Service in July and I am delighted to say that the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. It proved that NCS is boosting young people’s confidence, helping them to develop valuable skills, as well as inspiring them to make a difference in their communities. Return on investment is estimated at almost three times the cost of delivery.
- Rehman Chishti: Will the Minister join me in congratulating all the young people who took part in the scheme in my constituency, which was delivered by the Medway Youth Trust? The scheme was completely filled this year and the Trust wants to see it continue to grow next year.
- Mr Hurd: I continue to be enormously impressed and proud of all NCS participants and how the experience raises their confidence and sense of what they can achieve. I would like to place on the record my thanks to all providers for the way in which they are delivering a very challenging programme so well and so consistently across the country.