Sports: Per Capita Costs

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, columns 1157-8W, on sports: per capita costs, if he will provide the figures in 2007-08 prices.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

Using information from the Office for National Statistics website the estimated Population of England in each of the last three years is shown in the following table:

Population England Millions
Mid 2005 50.432
Mid 2006 50.763
Mid 2007 51.017

Based on the above information and Treasury GDP Deflators at Market Prices and Money GDP - Revalorised to baseline 2007-08, the following tables show spend on sport per capita in England for the last three years at 2007-08 prices from:

(a) Public Funding
Spend per capita (£)
2005-06 5.78
2006-07 7.72
2007-08 7.96

It should be noted that the Exchequer figures (above) include funding from Department for Children Schools and Families and the Capital Modernisation Fund for School Sport and Space for Sports and Arts respectively.

( b) Lottery
Spend per capita (£)
2005-06 8.82
2006-07 6.99
2007-08 4.16

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