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All departments must include Compact in their plans, says Cameron - 1 February 2012

The Prime Minister’s office has made the Compact one of six key cross-cutting themes that all government departments must report on in their business plans, according to Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society.

Cross-cutting themes are priorities identified by Number 10 that Whitehall departments should adopt in their plans in addition to their own departmental priorities.

Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, said Number 10 had commissioned all departments to refresh their plans for 2012/13, with a view to publishing them in the spring.

Tom Elkins, manager of Compact Voice, which represents the voluntary sector on the Compact, described the news as "very positive and encouraging".