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Departmental Opinion Polls

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what opinion polls the Department has conducted of (a) the public and (b) staff since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) name of the firm employed to conduct the poll, (ii) purpose and (iii) cost to the public purse was in each case. (164944)

The Northern Ireland Office and its agencies have carried out three opinion polls since 27 June 2007. This information is shown in the following table.

Opinion polls conducted since June 2007 of:

(a) The public

(b) Staff

Name of firm employed to conduct the poll


Cost to the public purse (£)

Northern Ireland Crime Survey

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Primarily, to measure people's experience of crime and their perceptions of crime, policing and the criminal justice system.


Survey on purchasing counterfeit goods.

Genesis Advertising Ltd

Pre- and post- campaign evaluation survey to gauge opinion on attitude to purchasing counterfeit goods in advance of advertising campaign.


Public opinion poll

Millward Brown Ulster

Validating government policies.


1 Per annum