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Departments: Market Research

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2007, Official Report, column 290W, on Departments: market research, how much his Department spent on researching public opinion in each of the previous five years; and what methods his Department uses to research public opinion. (138502)

The Department has spent a total of £527,128 on public opinion research surveys in the last five years. The research findings are available on the Department's website.

Financial Year

Cost (excluding VAT ) (£)

2002-03

111,500

2003-04

113,840

2004-05

65,521

2005-06

123,736

2006-07

112,531