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Opinion Polls

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which opinion polling firms his Department employed in each of the last three years; and how much was paid to each company. (124155)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department spent in each year since 2001 on polling services provided by Opinion Leader Research; and if he will make a statement; (124283)

(2) whether the decision to engage Opinion Leader Research to undertake polling for his Department was subject to a competitive tendering process; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what purpose his Department has commissioned Opinion Leader Research to undertake opinion polling work since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 1 March 2007]: The Treasury has not commissioned any opinion polling in the past three years. I refer to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 196W.