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Departments: Opinion Leader Research

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) value and (b) purpose was of each payment made by her Department to Opinion Leader Research since 1997. (141520)

The Department paid the following amounts to Opinion Leader Research.

Financial year

£

2002-03

47,762.59

2003-04

68,859.25

2004-05

48,175.00

2005-06

4,772.86

2006-07

71,674.99

2007-08 (to May)

70,500.00

The company was commissioned to undertake a number of studies to support and inform policy development within the Department.

Data for earlier years are not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.