Taking Part Survey

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of expenditure incurred in conducting the most recent Taking Part survey; and what proportion of this expenditure was met by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Culture; Minister for the East of England), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

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The Taking Part survey contract was renewed in May 2008 to extend the survey until 2010-11. Fieldwork under the new contract began in July.

The estimated cost across the three-year period (2008-09 to 2010-11) is £5.5 million. In addition to supporting core running costs of the survey, this total includes other costs such as additional analysis, piloting and questionnaire reviews.

The participating non-departmental public bodies make the following proportionate contributions to the total cost:

Contributions from NDPBs to Taking Part, 2008-09 to 2010-11
Percentage
Arts Council England 16
English Heritage 4
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council 4
Sport England 33

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