HL Deb 10 February 2004 vol 656 cc150-2WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is possible to break down the research on voluntary work within Unpaid Household Production in the United Kingdom, 1995–2000, published by the Office for National Statistics on 22 January 2004, between volunteering in sports and other forms of volunteering. [HL1165]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from the National Statistician, Len Cook, dated 10 February 2004.

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question concerning the Office for National Statistics estimate of unpaid voluntary activity published in the article on Unpaid Household Production in the United Kingdom, 1995–2000. (HL1165)

A breakdown of voluntary activity between sport and other voluntary activity is not available. The estimate for unpaid voluntary activity in the above article is based on information collected through the National Statistics Omnibus Survey. The omnibus survey collected information on time spent volunteering across the following categories of voluntary activities. None of these categories relates solely to sports volunteering.

  • Personally raising or collecting money
  • Serving on committees or attending committee meetings
  • Organising or helping a club or group
  • Giving professional advice, talks, coaching or training
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  • Giving non-professional advice, talks, coaching or training
  • Providing administrative, clerical or secretarial help
  • Giving other kinds of practical help not already mentioned
  • Any other type of voluntary activity.