Leisure: Surveys

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th November 2012.

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Photo of Menzies Campbell Menzies Campbell Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2012, Official Report, column 322W, on leisure: surveys, what the cost of the sections on children's participation in sport in the Taking Part survey was in each year since 2005-06.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The costs for Taking Part child data were included in the total costs of the Taking Part survey, provided in my answer to the right hon. Member on 19 November 2012, Official Report, column 322W. For the first three years of the survey (where child data covered 11 to 15-year-olds), the cost for the child element was separate from the main survey and is shown in the following table. From 2008-09 (where the child data covered five to 15-year-olds), the child element was integrated into the overall survey costs and cannot be separately identified.

Taking Part child survey costs (when provided separately from the adult survey)(1)
Survey year Child survey costs (£)
2005-06 (Y1)(2) 102,152
2006-07 (Y2) 152,429
2007-08 (Y3) 133,916
(1) These figures are net of any recoverable VAT. (2) Y1 data collected for six months, January to June only.

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