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Government Social Research Service

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of the Government Social Research Service in her Department in each of the last five years; how many projects have been completed by the Service in that period; and how many people are employed in the Service in her Department. (95852)

The projects completed by the GSR Service in DCLG for each of the past five financial years are:

Completed projects

2001-02

74

2002-03

96

2003-04

99

2004-05

73

2005-06

52

Total

394

The costs of the Government Social Research Service are only available for the past four financial years:

GSR service cost (£)

2002-03

3,300,189

2003-04

3,560,008

2004-05

3,165,383

2005-06

3,148,123

DCLG currently employs 64 Government Research Service staff, some of whom work on a part-time basis.