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Opinion Polling

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what issues his Department has conducted opinion polling in the last 12 months. (88944)

The Home Office undertakes a wide range of research activities that support the development of information-led policy, including surveys of public opinion that consider Home Office issues and its related areas of responsibility.

The Department commissions such work only when it is justified by the specific needs of a particular policy or programme and when this is the most economic, efficient and effective way to achieve the purpose. Consulting and involving the public helps inform both policy formulation and delivery of better quality public services.

Opinion polls have been conducted in the last 12 months on the following issues:

Identity Cards

Late night businesses’ attitudes to alcohol related crime and disorder

Offending behaviour programmes delivered to offenders serving community sentences

Public concern about organised crime

Prison Service Staff Issues

Measuring the Quality of Prison Life

Evaluation of Intensive Supervision and Monitoring schemes for persistent offenders

Cognitive Skills Booster Evaluation

Juvenile cohort feasibility

Single intervention Randomised Control Trial feasibility

Satellite tracking

National Evaluation of Community Safety Officers

Perceptions of border control among the travelling public

Northwest Offender Management Pathfinder

Employment Pathfinder

Investigating the Targeting, Tailoring and Sequencing of Interventions feasibility study

Evaluation of neighbourhood policing

Crime Patterns.