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In addition to supporting fiscal consolidation, all fuel duty increases announced at Budget 2009 are estimated to result in a reduction of 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, per year, by 2013-14.

Income Tax

Mr. Fallon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much income tax was due to the Exchequer in respect of how many people on 31 March 2009. [292510]

Mr. Timms: The information is not available except at disproportionate cost. However, for the total debt outstanding I refer the hon. Member to page 96 of HM Revenue and Customs' Annual Trust Statement available at:

Culture, Media and Sport

Charities

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years. [292662]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department records the charitable status of those bodies that it supports through grant in aid, ongoing grants and strategic commissioning.

Payments to these bodies are set out in the following table.


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£000
Charity name 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07

NDPBs with exempt charity status

British Library

107,086

106,608

114,281

British Museum

51,103

45,055

46,605

Imperial War Museum

24,022

22,304

21,034

Museum of London

0

8,826

8,593

National Gallery

26,527

25,798

26,336

National Maritime Museum

19,730

18,636

18,354

National Museum of Science and Industry

39,311

41,484

42,417

National Museums Liverpool

22,619

22,508

23,172

National Portrait Gallery

7,853

7,193

6,771

Natural History Museum

53,047

45,425

47,785

Tate Gallery

61,544

46,097

35,661

The Royal Armouries

8,264

8,917

8,273

Victoria and Albert Museum

45,020

45,954

43,637

Wallace Collection

4,388

4,384

3,324

Registered charities

Arts Council of England

436,831

425,992

476,552

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

300

455

450

Churches Conservation Trust

3,162

3,062

2,462

Design Museum

414

503

530

Geffrye Museum

1,748

2,215

1,571

Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College

2,200

1,500

1,500

Horniman Museum

4,757

4,358

4,467

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

4,788

4,451

4,886

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

65,321

64,271

52,318

National Film and Television School

2,978

3,013

3,415

National Football Museum

103

144

104

Sir John Soane's Museum

1,339

1,389

1,264

Notes:
1. The Department changed its accounting system at the end of 2005-06. Comparative information for 2005-06 and earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
2. The Department does not routinely record the status of all recipients from other grant schemes for which eligibility is the custody of historic buildings or museum, library or archive collections, and a fuller list could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
3. Some figures are higher than those in the annual report and accounts as they include elements of Strategic Commissioning funding.

Cricket: Sport England

Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) completeness of the most recent sports survey undertaken by Sport England in relation to cricket. [292567]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has not carried out any formal assessment.

The primary survey of adult cricket participation, commissioned by Sport England is the Active People survey. This survey was originally conducted in 2005-06, repeated in 2007-08 and runs continuously with results published quarterly. Active People, which measures adult participation in a range of sports and physical activity, is used to measure progress against a number of public outcomes including National Indicator 8 and Sport England's target to get one million adults more involved in sport by 2012.

The survey has a substantial annual sample size of 191,000, conducted every day (except for Christmas day). The sample takes into account seasonality, and utilises both random-digit-dialling and local stratification
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to ensure that the sample is representative. Active People has been adopted as a measurement tool by a variety of public bodies including the Department of Health, Local Government, the Arts Council as well as the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. In being adopted for use within comprehensive area agreements, and subsequently local area agreements, the Active People survey has been recognised by the Audit Commission.

From 1 April 2009, the Statistics and Registration Act 2007 was extended to cover Sport England and the statistics it produces. As a result, Sport England is required to comply with the code of practice for producing and publishing official statistics. The principles within the code require 'sound methods and assured quality' (principle 4). Sport England published its policy for official statistics confirming its compliance with the code.

With regard to completeness, the Active People survey measures participation in sport (including cricket) and physical activity in accordance with the definitions applied to national targets. The targets measured by the survey cover participation of at least moderate intensity among those over the age of 16. On the basis of the chief medical officer's advice, a minimum threshold of 30 minutes participation in any one session is required to deliver health and other benefits.

Departmental Buildings

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the relocation of units of his Department to locations outside London. [289827]

Mr. Sutcliffe: To date the Department's non-departmental public bodies' (NDPB) have relocated 894 staff outside of London. We will continue to work with our NDPBs to identify other opportunities for relocations.

The Department has no plans to relocate units of the Department outside London.

Departmental Procurement

Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of procurement contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agency awarded to small businesses in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08, (iii) 2008-09 and (iv) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement. [293242]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The proportion of the Department for Culture Media and Sport procurement contracts awarded to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) businesses were as follows:

Percentage

2006-07

48.6

2007-08

41.7

2008-09

42.4


Information for 2009-10 is not yet available.

The Royal Parks (TRP) does not routinely record the number of contracts that it awards to SMEs. The most recent information available relates to 2005: 77 per cent. of contracts (16 per cent. by value) were awarded to SMEs.


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Departmental Rail Travel

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on first class rail travel for officials in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. [293329]

Mr. Sutcliffe: All official travel is undertaken in accordance with rules set out in the Department's staff guide under travel and subsistence and is consistent with the civil service management code.

The expenditure on first class rail travel by officials ordered via the Department's contracted travel agent in each of the last financial years is set out in the table. These amounts exclude any travel booked directly, which can be identified only at disproportionate cost.

Financial year £

2008-09

46,033.75

2007-08

35,626.10

2006-07

70,496.60


Departmental Travel

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals for (i) Ministers and (ii) staff in his Department in each of the last five years. [289972]

Mr. Sutcliffe: All travel by Ministers and civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code respectively and spending on official entertainment is made in accordance with the principles set out in Managing Public Money.

The Department's accounting system does not record information by the specific categories requested and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The available information is set out as follows:

Ministerial cars

The Department for Transport publish an annual written ministerial statement on the cost of ministerial cars. The latest one for 2008-09 was published on 16 July and can be viewed at:

Similar information regarding ministerial cars relating to prior years can be viewed at:

2007-08

2003-04 to 2006-07

Other car hire costs relating to Ministers are set out in the following table.


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£

2008-09

10,823.38

2007-08

17,054.99

2006-07

16,094.75

2005-06

13,947.79

2004-05

6,690.89


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