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Government Social Research Service

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of the Government Social Research Service in her Department in each of the last five years; how many projects have been completed by the Service in that period; and how many people are employed in the Service in her Department. (95847)

The estimated costs set out in the table are based on salary costs for members of the GSR employed by DCMS. They are estimates based on 2005-06 capitation rates and take account of the fact that one GSR staff member is also a member of the Government Economic Service.

Number of staff employed in DCMS who are GSR members

Estimated annual salary costs

Number of completed projects

2002-03

1

35,944

n/a

2003-04

2

89,912

5

2004-05

2

89,912

6

2005-06

4

181,349

7

2006-07

4

181,349

5

n/a = not available

1 The number of completed projects relates to projects funded from the DCMS central research budget.