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No statutory powers for Compact Commissioner - Thursday 12 April 2007

Ed Miliband has ruled out giving the Compact Commissioner statutory powers in the near future but pledged to review the position in the long term.

Speaking at the official launch of the Commission for the Compact, the minister for the third sector told delegates that the question of whether the Compact should have statutory backing was "an interesting dilemma".

"You can see the attraction of people wanting extra statutory powers," he said. "However there is a sense that the breadth of the Compact would be hard to reflect in legal powers.

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