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Local Government Finance

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 22 October 2009, Official Report, column 1645W, on local government finance, what data sets not contained in the national indicator set (a) municipal libraries and (b) local authorities are required to submit to his Department and its agencies. (314956)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has no statutory requirements for submission of datasets from local authorities.

Local authorities that have signed up to the free swimming initiative are responsible for submitting quarterly data on the number of free swims that have taken place in their area each month as part of the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Free Swimming Programme. The Department also collects details of alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing from licensing authorities on an annual basis.

The Department does not receive any datasets from municipal libraries.