asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what was the number of different questionnaires requiring an answer which were sent out by his Department in 1976; and how many of each sort were sent out;(2) what was the number of different questionnaires requiring answer sent out by agencies of his Department; and how many of each sort were sent for the most recent year for which this information is available.
During 1976 there were 39 different statistical inquiries conducted for the Department, either directly or by TRRL and other bodies. This includes 13 home interview surveys totalling 95,000 questionnaires, six postal surveys to individuals totalling 80,000 questionnaires, two roadside car surveys in which about 1 million motorists were asked their journey details. Five regular inquiries of the bus and road haulage industries involved a total of 32,000 returns from operators. There were 11 research surveys that in total interviewed 25,000 people either in public places or at work. There were two postal inquiries of local authorities.