HC Deb 07 June 2000 vol 351 c259W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what has been the net change in each year since May 1997 in the number of forms issued by his Department which(a) charities and (b) other voluntary organisations are required to complete. [123952]

Mr. Chris Smith

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has not required charities or other voluntary organisations to complete any such forms since May 1997. Various returns are, however, required of non-departmental public bodies funded by the Department, and of these 22 have charitable status, most of which are national museums and galleries.