§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many charities and voluntary organisations there are in England and Wales; and how many people are(a) employed by and (b) contribute financially to these bodies. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Over 185,000 charities in England and Wales are registered with the Charity Commission. It is estimated that there are between 80,000 and 100,000 other charities which are excepted or exempt from registration, such as churches, schools and museums. There is no reliable information on the number of voluntary and community organisations which are not registered charities—estimates vary up to 500,000.
The other information requested is not recorded centrally.