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Survey Databases

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department keeps a database of people questioned in surveys. (76219)

No database is kept by the Department of people questioned in surveys. Where data are kept, all cases are anonymised.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost of Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport will be in 2006-07. (76229)

The estimated total cost of Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport in 2006-07 is £2.7 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on surveys in each year since 1997. (76231)

Surveys have been defined as quantitative surveys of members of the public for which the Department has provided funding.

Using this definition and based on the information available at this time, the following table shows the amount spent by the Department on surveys in each year since 1997.

Spent1 (£)

1997-98

1998-99

30,000

1999-2000

30,000

2000-01

48,000

2001-02

145,000

2002-03

66,000

2003-04

30,000

2004-05

162,000

2005-06

1,528,000

2006-072

2,740,000

1 Rounded to the nearest £1,000.

2 Includes estimated committed funds not yet spent.

Until the launch of Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport in 2005, several of our non-departmental public bodies commissioned their own surveys. Taking Part is a collaborative, cross-sectoral survey which can replace the need for our partner bodies to undertake their own surveys. Therefore it is improving our understanding of cross-sectoral issues, it is a more authoritative source as the sample size can be increased compared to previous, sector-specific surveys and costs overall can be reduced.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has shared information collected from Government-funded surveys with other organisations since 1997. (76232)

Based on the information available at this time, findings from all quantitative surveys of the public have been released publicly, as part of either a statistical release or a press notice.