Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Office for National Statistics' report, Measuring national well-being - An Analysis of Social Capital in the UK; and what recent assessment he has made of his Department's performance in contributing to national well-being.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

I welcome the ONS' analysis of Social Capital in the UK published on 29th Jan. DCMS officials are considering the implications of the report in the context of our own published evidence on the positive associations between culture, sport, volunteering and wellbeing.

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