§ Mr. Streeter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for West Dorset, (Mr. Letwin),Official Report, column 704W, on Government funding of the voluntary sector, how Government funding has been defined for the purpose of the estimates; what categories of financial transaction have been excluded from this definition; and on what basis each estimate was made. 
§ Hilary Benn
The definition of Government funding used for the purposes of the estimates is the same as that published in the Report on Central Government Funding of Voluntary and Community Organisations 1982–83 to 1999–2000 (annexe B, page 20) ISBN 1 84082 636–3,copies of which are available in the Library. No categories of financial transaction were specifically excluded.741W
The estimates are based on surveys of Government Departments and other public funders of the voluntary sector conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation on behalf of the Home Office.